June 11, 2013
[...] Tolliver's contract with Cleveland was a typical 'summer' (read as 'training camp') contract. It was a fully unguaranteed rookie minimum salary contract, which, in the 2007/08 season, was worth $427,163. Tolliver was one of several camp signings for the Cavaliers that season - alongside Noel Felix, Chet Mason, Hassan Adams, Darius Rice, and a re-signed Dwayne Jones - and was an outside shot to make the roster based purely on the numbers game alone.
[...] It seemed mostly innocuous that Tolliver earned a few dollars for his brief stint with the Cavs that season. There are 170 days in an NBA regular season, and players unguaranteed for a lack of skill are paid per diem for each day they are on the roster, including partial days and time on waivers (which, at the time, was 48 hours not including weekends). For his one day of work, then - a day on which he didn't even make the active list - Tolliver received four days of pay, $10,051 (which is $427,163 / 170 * 4). Similarly, all three of Adams, Felix and Rice received $8,088 - they were waived suitably late that their two days on waivers earned them two days of pay.
July 24, 2010
- Noel Felix is a former NBA player, who played 12 games with the Seattle Supersonics in 2005/06. In that time, he demonstrated
a) that he was really athletic, and
b) that he didn't have many ball skills outside of what his athleticism afforded him.
Four and a half years on, these things are still true. The now-28 year old Felix is still athletic, which means dunks, alleyoops, rebounds and shotblocks are in order. But he also still can't shoot or dribble. And that means a LOT of turnovers are coming up.
February 12, 2010
- I, Noel, Flex
Noel Felix, now 28, is still the same player he was when he was 24. He is currently plying his athletic trade in the D-League, where he averages 9.2 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.2 fouls and 0.9 blocks in 21 minutes per game for the Maine Red Claws. He has not taken a three all season.