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Thread: Is Amir a top 15 power forward in the NBA?

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    Perhaps another angle we can take is how much you'd be willing to pay Amir Johnson. For a guy making $6M per year, all is fine and dandy because you can ignore some of his shortcomings because he's such a bargain. However, if his agent thinks his client is a top 15 PF, then he'd demand a competitive salary. He'd be asking for around what Bargnani is earning, which is around $11M next year. That's nearly double of what Amir is making and not something I'd be willing to pay.

    He seems like a good hustle player that you'd want to keep around, but the question is how much do you pay for a guy that based on this thread so far, you're not sure whether or not he should be a starter. $11M seems like too much.
    That's a great approach. I actually think a good comparison could be made between Johnson and Humphries in Brooklyn - great hustle, great rebounders, will put up some points without being real offensive threats, use their fouls and make you work for everything. When making around the MLE they are great values. However, I worry that the same fate awaits Johnson if he were to get a pay raise similar to what Hump got... and look at how fans/experts/etc.. have all turned on him!

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    Quote CalgaryRapsFan wrote: View Post
    That's a great approach. I actually think a good comparison could be made between Johnson and Humphries in Brooklyn - great hustle, great rebounders, will put up some points without being real offensive threats, use their fouls and make you work for everything. When making around the MLE they are great values. However, I worry that the same fate awaits Johnson if he were to get a pay raise similar to what Hump got... and look at how fans/experts/etc.. have all turned on him!
    The argument can be made that Hump's downfall is directly related to his off-court "issues".
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    Quote Nilanka wrote: View Post
    The argument can be made that Hump's downfall is directly related to his off-court "issues".
    Haha....yeah...it's one thing to have problems (99 of em?) as long as the b**** ain't one..

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    Quote white men can't jump wrote: View Post
    Haha....yeah...it's one thing to have problems (99 of em?) as long as the b**** ain't one..
    lol, Ray-J's sloppy seconds is a bad idea now matter how you look at it....
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    I find it funny that the media reacted harshly to the Johnsom deal than they did to the Hump deal. The American media is so damn bias.

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    Off of the top of my head I think of
    Kevin Love
    Chris Bosh
    Lamarcus Aldridge
    Pau Gasol
    Josh Smith
    Amare Stoudamire
    Carlos Boozer
    Dirk Nowitzki
    Kevin Garnett
    Ersan Ilyasova
    Tristan Thompson
    Tim Duncan
    Serge Ibaka
    Zach Randolph
    David West
    Blake Griffin
    Kenneth Faried
    David Lee
    Paul Milsap
    Derrick Favors
    Anthony Davis

    Thats 21 ahead of him.
    if hes 22nd that still means hes a starter in this league for sure depending on the team but hes definitely not top 15. No way he starts on over half the teams in the league.

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    Quote Chr1s1anL wrote: View Post
    I find it funny that the media reacted harshly to the Johnsom deal than they did to the Hump deal. The American media is so damn bias.
    The perspective is probably different though. Kris Humphries got his 3-year $32M contract after his 2010-2011 season, where he averaged 10 points 7 rebounds, but post all-star break he was averaging 14 points and 14 rebounds. Basically, he was a beast after the all-star break.

    Amir Johnson was awarded a 5-year $30M contract after his 2009-2010 season, where he averaged 6 points and 5 rebounds. He improved after the all-star break too -- averaging a whopping 8 points and 5 rebounds. Cah-razy!
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    One main thing i love about amir is he elevate shis (at least since his minutes increased) in the 4th quarter. he battles harder on the boards and seems to draw more fouls.

    While the rest of the team flounders when the game is on the line, i see Amir making big plays at both ends. With the lack of 4th quarter heroism on this feeble 4th quarter franchise, its refreshing to have a guy like Amir on this team. I think the Raptors can definitely be praise din how they have fostered this young man.

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    Quote tucas wrote: View Post
    Off of the top of my head I think of
    Kevin Love
    Chris Bosh
    Lamarcus Aldridge
    Pau Gasol
    Josh Smith
    Amare Stoudamire
    Carlos Boozer
    Dirk Nowitzki
    Kevin Garnett
    Ersan Ilyasova
    Tristan Thompson
    Tim Duncan
    Serge Ibaka
    Zach Randolph
    David West
    Blake Griffin
    Kenneth Faried
    David Lee
    Paul Milsap
    Derrick Favors
    Anthony Davis

    Thats 21 ahead of him.
    if hes 22nd that still means hes a starter in this league for sure depending on the team but hes definitely not top 15. No way he starts on over half the teams in the league.
    Millsap and Jefferson are two more, off the top of my head.

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