His salaries the next four seasons:
- $4,187,599 (Mavericks)
- $1,757,429 (Thunder)
- $2,028,594 (Thunder)
- $5,000,000 (Knicks)
In the lawsuit, Noel said he paid Paul a 4% commission on the Dallas contract (his qualifying offer) then a 2% commission on each of the Oklahoma City minimum-salary deals.
However, the filing makes no mention of a commission on the New York contract. In fact, the lawsuit claims “Paul played virtually no role” in the Knicks deal.
That assessment by Noel is apparently where things escalated.
Noel took the action after Klutch recently filed a grievance with the National Basketball Players Association, claiming Noel hadn’t paid $200,000 in commission on his previous one-year contract with the Knicks, multiple sources told ESPN.
That’d be a 4% commission.