2. I have to disagree with you here. There's a massive gap between Presti, Buford and Morey vs Riley. Riley would pay market price for a 9 million dollar player, however, he has the convenience of having talent taking pay cuts to win. Furthermore, Florida (heat), and Texas (Spurs, Rockets) have great tax rates. That completely changes the math.
Furthermore, stating Demar is overpaid is not enough. Xixak clearly explained how he got to his assessment of market value at 8-11 mill. You have not clearly explained why Demar is not of that value. In your eyes, what should be Demar's market value, and how did you come to that conclusion? Without fully understanding where you're coming from this thread is going to go around in circles.
For the record, I feel that Demar IS overpaid. I think that the Tyreke contract is an outlier and that OJ Mayo's contract is a much better comparison. Why is Tyreke's contract so high? Demar, OJ, and Tyreke are almost the same player. I suspect it's tied to NOLA being a small market, overpaying to secure a particular talent. If you take NOLA out of the market comparison (assuming they were only interested in Tyreke) Demar is a lot closer to an 8 mill player than a 9 mill. It's small, but those small overpayments add up.