What does everyone think of yesterday’s extensions. My take:
Houston had to pay Harden. He’s worth it, and they made him their star player. They finally have their cornerstone
Lawson’s deal is a no brainer
Curry is overpaid if he cannot stay healthy, but he is a good value at $44 million if healthy. The Warriors are also capped out and you may as well keep him rather than lose him and sign guys with exceptions. Kind of like the Humphries overpay for Brooklyn
Holiday is worth his extension, and keeping him helps show a commitment to Bynum
I think the Bulls overpaid Gibson and the Raptors obviously overpaid Derozan. At some price I’d rather have flexibility than a player. I think Gibson’s deal signals Boozer’s eventual departure via trade. Perhaps to Brooklyn for Humphries?
I was surprised the Bucks did not extend Jennings. He will get a deal along the lines of what Gordon got. The Warriors smartly extended Curry before he hit Gordon territory but the Bucks did not follow suit. I wonder if he’ll eventually leave Milwaukee. The Evans non signing was portended for a long time, but he can be a quality piece on the right team.
Hardena and Lawson I agree absoulute no brainers, Curry a steal if he stays healthy and a hugely overpaid if satys like he has been for the last 2 years. Gibson is overpaid and in my opinion overvalued by everybody from the orginization to analyists on ESPN I must just not see what others see in him. Derozen I laugh at the Raptors he has great athleticism but just is not worth that money. Holliday is worth the extension and personally I like him a lot quality point guard.
Yes it is. I cannot believe that he got that deal. We had a lockout specifically to address these issues, but owners just cannot be saved from themselves. The Raptors do not seem to understand that as a middling team, players and cap space are both assets. $10 million in cap room is just a better asset to have than Derozan at that price.