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RWB
04-12-2006, 12:44 PM
After looking at the Pacer's payroll again (those still on the team) are the Simons getting their money's worth? Since the team is losing the obvious answer is of course not, but it's still interesting to see what kind of weight the players pull relative too their wages.

As much as I would still like to see Jack gone, his wages are a little closer to his production output than what I had imagined. Even for being a backup AJ's price tag begins to look like a bargain.


Jermaine O'Neal 16,440,000
Austin Croshere 8,910,000
Predrag Stojakovic 7,500,000
Scot Pollard 6,274,937
Stephen Jackson 5,573,333
Jamaal Tinsley 5,079,365
Jeff Foster 4,800,000
Sarunas Jasikevicius 3,703,704
Anthony Johnson 2,605,263
Fred Jones 2,328,843
Danny Granger 1,318,920
David Harrison 898,200
Eddie Gill 835,810

Anthem
04-12-2006, 01:34 PM
Jeff Foster sure looks like a good deal. Who was it calling him overpriced? Rimfire?

Putnam
04-12-2006, 01:53 PM
The whole team is overpriced. The NBA is a league where talent is for sale, so there should be a correlation between payroll and wins. All our small-market arguments are really out the window, because the Pacers are a big spending organization. The Simons have been willing to spend the money. But the results show that the rest of the organization has let them down.

The blame game (Walsh? Bird? Carlisle? Jermaine? Jackson? Artest? etc.) can be played out elsewhere. But let's be very clear that the '05-'06 Pacers are a fat, overpaid, underachieving bunch of "professional" athletes.

Detroit has 62 wins and a payroll of $59 million. So they are paying $955,000 for every win.

New York has 22 wins and a payroll of $123 million. The Knicks are paying $5.6 million for each of their wins.

The Pacers are near the bottom in this measure. With 37 wins and a payroll of $80 million, the Pacers are paying $2.1 for each win. Only Toronto, Philadelphia, Orlando, Portland and New York are worse.


Booooo!

Slick Pinkham
04-12-2006, 02:18 PM
Jeff Foster sure looks like a good deal. Who was it calling him overpriced? Rimfire?

Rim alleged even at the time that the money paid to Foster and Bender (same year I think) would prevent re-signing Brad Miller.

CableKC
04-12-2006, 02:24 PM
When it comes to a organization like the Pacers......they have to get the most bang for the buck....the problem is that we're not. We have more scorers on the team then roleplayers. I've always believed that we needed more roleplayers ( like Foster ) more then we needed scorers ( like SJax and Tinsley ) in order to balence out the makeup of the team.

Ragnar
04-12-2006, 05:08 PM
Rim alleged even at the time that the money paid to Foster and Bender (same year I think) would prevent re-signing Brad Miller.

Actually it was Bender, Foster and Ron and it did work out the way he predicted. Fosters contract is still very good for what he brings. If he were on the open market right now he would get a much bigger deal.

DeAthrow
04-12-2006, 05:16 PM
The whole team is overpriced. The NBA is a league where talent is for sale, so there should be a correlation between payroll and wins. All our small-market arguments are really out the window, because the Pacers are a big spending organization. The Simons have been willing to spend the money. But the results show that the rest of the organization has let them down.

The blame game (Walsh? Bird? Carlisle? Jermaine? Jackson? Artest? etc.) can be played out elsewhere. But let's be very clear that the '05-'06 Pacers are a fat, overpaid, underachieving bunch of "professional" athletes.

Detroit has 62 wins and a payroll of $59 million. So they are paying $955,000 for every win.

New York has 22 wins and a payroll of $123 million. The Knicks are paying $5.6 million for each of their wins.

The Pacers are near the bottom in this measure. With 37 wins and a payroll of $80 million, the Pacers are paying $2.1 for each win. Only Toronto, Philadelphia, Orlando, Portland and New York are worse.


Booooo!

If you think Peja is overpriced now, what will you think when gets a new contract this summer.

Julius Sour
04-12-2006, 05:31 PM
Jermaine O'Neal 16,440,000

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