In our position, we didn't need a player like Landry for the amount we paid for him. I'd much rather wait the 2-3 years it will take for this team to become competitive, and then go out and look for a free agent (if we even need one, given that we already have DeRozan, Kleiza, and just drafted Ross) that we can offer a similar contract to.
A guy who has 5-7 years of playing well, versus this guy who has played 2 years and played well in one of them.
of the 10 you count, 5 say "yes, overpaid". and of the other 5, a few still acknowledge the over-payment even though they think it's justified due to the RFA status. Those still count as "yes, overpaid" responses. That would be the majority. So you disagreed with my post while simultaneously proving I was correct. Another poster did the same thing to me in another thread yesterday. What is going on here? Majority or not, this thread has borne out that the opinion that Landry is overpaid is far from "nonsense" and should not be "put to rest"
Elaine Aiden will be at Raptor games. What the fuck is everyone complaining about?
I don't know whether to laugh or cry. And these are the people who agree with me that Fields is a good acquisition.
No wonder politicians have such an easy time lying to the public about economics, people refuse to understand even the most basic concepts like price and prefer to think in terms of metaphysical norms.
Pay no attention to markets, prices come from the gods, even if sometimes you can't buy something for it's "correct" price and thus it's "justified" to "overpay."
We can put value on his past performances, but how can we possibly know if we overpaid if he hasen't played one game for us. What if he has a breakout year? What if he plays worse than last year? We won't know this until the season starts, and suddenly we're arguing about economics. We don't even know how what return we will get on our investment yet, and arguing about it is moot
Whoa, let's not be rash. We should at least keep the off-topic forums open. Without it I wouldn't have known that Soundgarden is back. Who doesn't love Soundgarden? Black hole sun, am i right?
in all probablilty will bounce back from a tough sophmore year
but how can we possibly know .... he hasen't played one game for us.
so what are you basing the 'probability' on if we can't possibly know?Quote:
We don't even know how what return we will get on our investment yet, and arguing about it is moot
Isn't anyone arguing economics doing the same thing, but trying to take it a step further and estimate what that return on investment will be?