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Old 11-25-2011, 10:49 AM   #14 (permalink)

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Originally Posted by DanH View Post
Based on the previous CBA and what we know of the latest offer, the most we can offer DD starts at 25% of 58 million and stretches over 5 years (including his final year of his rookie salary) - as the designated rookie extension player - with 6.5% raises. So that amounts to:

2011-12: $2,625,000
2012-13: $3,344,250
2013-14: $13,603,750
2014-15: $14,487,994
2015-16: $15,372,238
2016-17: $16,256,482

He would have to be extended prior to the start of the 2012-13 season. So we'd have to decide if he is worth this amount after either this shortened season or with only the info we have now.

No way he signs for less than 4 years. Would he sign for Bargs money? Would we go above that if we won't? All very good questions.
So far, he hasn't earned a contract above what Bargs is getting.... but I think if we could get him on a similar deal we'd be better for it in the long run. Paying him max money before he's earned it would be treating him like we do every superstar or faux-star we've ever had.

5 guys making 10M is a better approach for this market until we've established a winning culture that attracts FA's.
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