Originally Posted by MikeToronto
I have 2 problems with Gordon:
2. Size, especially on defense.
Thrills, how much would you offer him?
Gordon is 6'4 and he's pretty strong, not to mention we have Casey so I'm not too worried about the defensive end with Gordon. I've seen him D up Kobe pretty well in Clips/Lakers games, and really, the SG position isnt too scary right now league wide besides maybe 5-7 players. A guy like Foye vs Gordon defensively is apples and oranges.
I'd offer him 4 years 48 million, with some sort of injury clause out for us in case his knees just cant hold up(something like BRoy where we pay him a certain percentage of his salary but it doesnt go against the cap. I'm not a contract or cap wizard, but I think this is what happened).
And IMO, I think the Hornets are the ones holding him out this year. Its a smart move if you look at it closely, they get to tank for a better pick, and they drive his value down for oncoming free agency.