Originally Posted by Admiral
the contract really isn't that ridiculous, the average salary in the nba is like 4-5 million and I'm pretty sure most of the people here will agree he is at least an average player in the league
there are a lot more contracts in the league and even on this team that people should be more worried about
this is professional sports, there's always overpaid players
The average salary is skewed greatly by the cost of premium players, meaning there are more guys making much less than that and average salary is likely not a very good barometer.
If you're going to overpay, it's always better to do it on difference makers.... you can always fill holes for cheap, always. Fields isn't a difference maker despite being a young player that might get better. That said, it only matters if we ever want to be competitive.... who knows if that's likely.