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Old 04-16-2012, 09:47 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by fancylad View Post
i'm thinking Anderson himself will just be happy to have a multi year deal with any team in the NBA regardless of dollar amount.
As a starting point yes. But he is going to have an agent that is going to advise him against limiting himself unnecessarily. A multi year deal at minimum ties him up regardless of how well he plays, when he could otherwise be looking at a good payoff in a hurry. So there has to be a nice point somewhere in the middle, where he can be happy with longer-term security while getting a bit more than just the minimum. He'd be nuts to take min for more than a one year deal if he is advised properly, but at the same time he has to look at giving up potentially bigger contracts if he accepts the longer-term deals. Both sides bring a certain premium to the table.
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