Blazer's sign Blake to 2 year deal worth 4.2 million with player option for 2nd year !!!!
Is G.V. that much better than Blake ? To the fanatic Raptor fans here,yes but to the rest of NBA NO , not that much better to justify the over paying him.
Talking about Market setting value of the contract BS
You factor all 3 and you see our team would have benefited from a guy like Blake, with play offs experience and great work ethics and on a much cheaper contract than a G.V. unless we were getting the later for much much cheaper.
In a Salary Cap league with limited resources, It is all about the fit, how much you want to spend on each position and what are your more urgent needs.
Last edited by Jamshid; Thu Jul 10th, 2014 at 04:11 PM.
In my opinion both contracts are overpays, especially Vasquez. Masai is neither infallible nor some sort of a demi-god. But I'm not agitated or concerned with the contracts because they're not that big, and they're not that long. So who cares? The flexibility is still there.
The way I look at this is they liked what they saw with Greivis past all-star break and into the playoffs. Those were some mad production games he had during the playoffs.
This is a "here give me more of that production, else I trade your expiring ass next season" kind of deals. Because really, if he produced the same way he did during the playoffs, then there's no way this is an overpay. But if he doesn't, then his contract is easy enough to unload. Smart move really. Ensure rotation guys who produce get their due while not crippling the team's future should they not.
Patterson has a good contract especially since the assumption is he is entering his prime years. He's a mobile forward, stretches the floor & is skilled enough to warrant the starting position.
Vasquez is overpaid in terms of annual salary, about 2M more than what I would give him. The length of the contract makes up for it since it makes him an attractive asset in 2015. We can get more with Vasquez @ 6.5 compared to 4 in the trade market since FMV for a veteran role player in his prime is right around that range. Given Masai's trading skills, it could be the difference of nabbing a sweetener a la Bebe. Had Salmons been slotted at 5 M instead of 7, we probably wouldn't have Bebe on the roster. Obviously, different situations but you see the point.
If he doesn't get traded, Vasquez has shown the ability to run the point as a starter. He offers versatility & balls to seize the moment (can comfortably close the game). These are luxuries the Raptors can enjoy with GV on board & I can live with the overpay; again, only 2 years.
Re: Steve Blake
He's good but I'd take GV @ 6.5 over Blake @ 2 because again, balls & versatility matters. Whereas Blake is definitely a back up, GV can make a compelling argument that he can start for a number of teams.
I'm just happy that everyone is back, their contracts are reasonable enough that we can live with them & they offer that security should injuries occur to our first line.
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I was hoping that the Raps could re-sign Lowry & Patterson & Vasquez for $20M, but realistically expecting the total to be around $22M, so the actual combined total only ended up being $2.5M more. When you factor in the salary dump of Novak, it's essentially a wash, so I'm happy.
With the expected cap space for both 2015 and 2016, along with all the young talent/prospects and 1st round picks upcoming, it's hard not to be hopeful about the next 3-7 years.
^^^ the 2.5 is what people think he over paid G.V
The CAP room and flexibility that is going to bring us KD in 2016 and make us the NBA Champs.
As far as G.V. goes, even at 2 year deal he is over paid
Jordan Hill gets a 2/18 Contract. 2Pat, is better IMO.
I think this is a very good price.
Isiah Thomas also got a 4/27, 7M/Yr, but it's longer. It's well documented that you either take more money for a shorter contract, or less money for a longer one.
Statistically, Isaiah Thomas looked awesome.
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After Jordan Hills contract, the answer to the Main Thread is... NO. Both contracts are bargains in this market.
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I can not belive some people make the Giant mistakes of other GM to justify the actions of the other one without even considering what stages the other team is at, why they did what they did, what are their resources and ... It must be lack of simple logic.
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