Mon Jul 1st, 2013, 05:06 PM
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20/20 Vision on DeRozan's contract
Hindsight. We finally get to use it. Right up until going on to lose a heartbreaker to the pacers on opening night, we all debated extension vs restricted free agency for DeMar. So, now that the money is starting be thrown around at restricted free agents and others, it's a chance to see where we may have been if Colangelo didn't hand out that contract (stop laughing...it could happen). Tyreke Evans getting offered $44 million plus. Comparable? Who else? I'm not asking if DD is worth the contract. That's been beaten elsewhere. Just what might we have been facing now if he wasn't extended?
Mon Jul 1st, 2013, 05:28 PM
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We'd be facing the opportunity to let him walk instead of paying him too much for too little production.
Not a bad thing in my opinion.
Mon Jul 1st, 2013, 05:31 PM
Or use him in S&T to acquire a younger/cheaper/better player and/or one who plays a position of need and/or who fits with the rest of the Raptors roster better than he does - such as Dallas looking to S&T Mayo to LAC for Bledsoe, or Milwaukee looking to S&T Reddick to LAC for Bledsoe.
Mon Jul 1st, 2013, 06:09 PM
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He would be a rfa and as such we have the right to match what the market would determine. In a way DD's contract is setting the market for Evans. As well...who is the better talent Tyreke Evans or DD? And this team lost flexibility by committing already to DD when it was done. I suppose the main reason for BC for doing this was he saw him as a core member of the team going forward. I did not and it seems he is in play by MU...but possibly constrained because of the contract.
Mon Jul 1st, 2013, 07:11 PM
He would have been signed and traded.
The Derozan deal and the Gay trade have puzzled me. Why did MLSE allow them to take place if they weren't sure about BC? They've put the team in a difficult position.
Mon Jul 1st, 2013, 09:44 PM
The "opportunity" to do something stupid. Gotcha!
Could still be used the same way in a trade, only already signed with, based on Evans' deal, a far from out of line contract, but management gets to dictate where to trade him rather than restricted to his choices.
" In a way DD's contract is setting the market for Evans."
"As well...who is the better talent Tyreke Evans or DD?"
Some would call that debatable, but that's not the topic. Evans got an offer of $1.5M/yr more than DD (another report had $2.5M/yr more), but we'll not know if DD may have gotten equal or more. Not only different skillsets, but apparently very different personalities/characters, and some teams value the DDs of the world more. In any case, if you feel Tyreke is worth more, then you should be happy that he's getting more, right?
"it seems he is in play by MU."
Did I miss something? Where has MU put him in play? You're not talking the Bledsoe speculation are you? Because nothing about that story says anything of the kind.
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