Originally Posted by Kuzzy
and what information is this exactly?
You consider a players production, value to your team, feelings for playing on the team, and thus decide a fair dollar value. There is no hidden recipe really. Also, I disagree with you on that players not wanting to come here just because it's Canada. If we drafted Dwayne Wade in 2003 and prepared a flexible cap situation for 2010, we could have potentially landed both Lebron and Bosh
just like the Miami Heat. They are individuals who TRULY want to win and sacrificed franchise roles in order to do so. In their case, the city alone, would not be the deciding factor.
In summary, most superstars want to be in a position to win. The city definitely plays a role, but to say that NBA free agents "simply do not want to be here" is completely false.
If Dwade was drafted by the Raps he'd be playing in Chicago this year, hands down. What made it easier for LBJ and Bosh
to take less money was the fact Florida state is tax free, with big time marketing, great coaching, Pat Riley and Florida women. Don't kid yourself, 'superstars' crave attention and they aint gettn none of that in Toronto.
And we should probably clarify, we're talking about superstar free agents not wanting to come here and that's long been proven already. Any other free agent will go where the money is.