Here's how much Paul Lee stands to earn under Rain or Shine's 'maximum' offer
Rain or Shine confirms that it has handed to Paul Lee's agent an offer for a three-year contract extension worth P15.12 million at a maximum P420,000 a month. Jerome Ascano

RAIN or Shine will definitely not give up star player Paul Lee without a fight.

Aware that other teams are after the services of the high-scoring combo guard once his contract with the Elasto Painters expires at the end of the month, team governor Mert Mondragon bared the company has already offered Lee the maximum allowable contract on Tuesday.

“Nagbigay na kami sa manager niya (Lawrence Chongson) kahapon ng offer sheet. Maximum yun. P420,000 (a month) tapos three years,” said Mondragon.

“Siguro naman wala na silang hihingin pa run. Maximum na yun. Alam naman niya (Chongson) na we follow the rules. The rule says P420,000 ang maximum, P420,000 ang offer namin,” added the soft-spoken lawyer.

“Kung may ibang team na magagawa pa ring lagpasan `yung offer namin na maximum, nakakapagduda na 'yun. Mas malamang ‘over da bakod, under the table’ na yun,” said Mondragon.

The three-year deal is worth P15.12 million. But that's not all.

PBA operations head Rickie Santos gave a rundown of the allowable bonuses a player like Lee stands to get under the uniform player contract (UPC) of the teams.

Santos said all won-game and phase bonuses are also capped by the league.

Teams are allowed to give its players up to P6,000 in won-game bonuses during the eliminations and quarterfinals. The bonus cap climbs to P8,000 in semifinals and P10,000 in the finals.

On the other hand, the phase bonus for a player must not exceed one-fourth of his monthly salary when the team reaches the quarterfinals, three-fourths of his monthly pay in the semis, and one-and-half months upon entering the finals.

The league has no limit on bonuses given by teams for championship, although the minimum bonus required is equivalent to two months of the players’ salary.

“Nire-report sa amin yan. Fifteen days after opening, may reporting ng monthly salaries ng mga players tapos 15 days after last game of conference yung reporting of bonuses naman,” said Santos.

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