Batum looks like he's getting overpaid (or maybe properly paid, since everyone is getting overpaid again). I don't really understand the Batum hype either but from what I've read he's off the charts on those metrics calculations the smart teams (Spurs, Rockets) use to find diamonds in the rough.
Obviously we have a difference of opinion but I do not think every credible rumour hits the Twitter feed especially when it comes to dollars and cents.
I did not bring up Batum.... did I? A lot of posts going on. I might have but don't remember. I certainly don't see it in the post you quoted.
call me crazy but i would much rather have fileds at 6.67 mil for 3 years than batum for 4 years 10-12 mil. you are roughly saying batum is worth twice the player fields is which i completely disagree. nash + fields + ross + jonas is a pretty good off season, i am down for making another move only if it doesnt include derozan i think he is going to have a great year with nash
And paying Batum 12-14 million a year is indeed an overpayment as well but if I am going to overpay I would prefer it to be done with the notion that you project a player to be a star or close to it. Not for a role player.
I would have been fine with JJ coming back as starting 3 next year, hoping that he improved his wonky jumper. I was even fine with a DD and Ross interchanging at the 3.
Maybe even drafting your boy Q.Miller (yes I remember) in the 2nd round and seeing if he can grow into the role.
I did not expect to see the Raps salary cap be consumed by Nash and Fields. I can not do anything regarding Nash as it appears the decision has been made by management. Nash is a baller so it might turn out great, might not, but I think the Fields signing is over the top.
This loophole was addressed starting with the 2005 CBA (although not closed completely -- see below). Teams are now limited in the salary they can offer in an offer sheet to a restricted free agent with one or two years in the league. The first-year salary in the offer sheet cannot be greater than the Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level exception (see question number 25). Limiting the first-year salary in this way enables the player's original team to match the offer sheet by using the Early Bird exception (if applicable -- see question number 25), or Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level exception (provided they have it and haven't used it already)1.
If the raise in the third season exceeds the standard raise (4.5% of the salary in the first season of the contract), then an additional restriction exists. In order to determine how large the offer can be, the team doesn't just have to fit the first-year salary under the cap. Instead, they must fit the average salary in the entire contract under the cap. So a team $8 million under the cap is limited to offering a total of $24 million over three years, or $32 million over four years. If the offer sheet does not contain a third-season raise larger than 4.5% of the first-season salary, then they only have to fit the first season salary under the cap.
whew..... finally got through this thread...
my opinion... it's a DIRTY move by BC.... risky? yup.. but what big massive testicles on that bryan fellow.
it's kinda like a high school kid (NYK) decides one day... "hey, im pretty sexually active and like to experiment... i'm going to an orgy.. that's right down my alley"
he shows up, and the big hairy dude in the ass-less chaps covered from head to toe in a weird mix of KY and Crisco (BC) looks at him and goes "oh, you want to play with the big boys now"... stands up and shows him his prince albert and the tribal band tattoo on his shaft