granted the sample size is small, but it may be time to discuss locking this guy up for a few years
SOME FACTORS IN FAVOR
1.) 40% on 3s this season and 83% from the line.
Some context on that though is he is shooting a lot in late shot clock situations and often creating his own shot. So the 40% from three becomes even more impressive when factoring in when he is hitting them. The 83% from the line is impressive because of HOW OFTEN he is getting to the line, especially for a backup.
2.) The "There is 10 seconds left and you are down 1, who gets the ball" question has been answered.
Watching the game last night just before half time I said the following. "Hey Greg (my brother) watch this. He is gonna bring the ball up, dribble either just left or just right of the center and hit a step back three in someones face". I received several high fives from those in attendance afterwards.
3.) He fits the age group you want for sustained winning (late 20s to early 30s)
4.) He is exerting a great deal of effort on defense now (had a rep for being one sided)
5.) PER eqauls 23.7 currently
Here is what other gunslingers are currently making (non rookie contracts)
Jamal Crawford 5.4 million (underpaid and playing for a ring)
Jason Terry 5.8 million (twilight of his career no longer killing it)
Nick Young 5.0 million (4 year deal)
Isiah Thomas 7.2 million
Manu Ginobli 7.0 million
JR Smith 6.0 million
DEALS I WOULD OFFER
3 years 24 million (3rd year team option)
3 years 21 million (no options)
4 years 28 million (3rd and 4th year team options)
4 years 24 million (no options)