On a juicer note, shouldn't the Cavs expect him to back up Shaq at center as well as be their PF? Even better, put a shooting, rebounding big man next to Shaq so Varejao doesn't wear himself out. Darn, if only they could trade Big Z and his whopping $11.5 mil expiring for a PF who can shoot the three ... .
I guess there is no recession in the NBA. That's a lot of change for an energy player. Goodness, what is McBob going to cost us?
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Yikes that seems like too much to me.... But if LeBron said do it they gotta do it...
he is overrated
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Yuck. We'll be talking about this one as a bad contract for years to come.
This one makes the Toronto-Bargnani deal look like a steal!
That much for 9 points and 7 rebounds? LOL! He made out like a bandit.
The $50mm include incentives and the last year is a team option. The guaranteed money amount is about $42.5mm.
I think this is a good deal for both parts. Varej„o is a solid player, who will defend, rebound, play mistaken free and make some shots. He will probably start for the Cavs during the entire duration of this contract and Cleveland simply couldn't afford to lose him for nothing this season.
I feel like that is too much money for Varejao. What other current free agents could they have pulled in for that much money (or less.) I know Wallace and McDyess are off the market. What other PF's are out there?
<---- Hansbrough smiling in the training room after Gerald Henderson's cheap shot. UNC won the game, Tyler was happy so he took this picture. Roy Williams keeps it on his desk.
They're going to regret this contract. Ridiculous.
this is getting out of hand... as inept and dummy a GM Isiah was he would not have pulled some of thoses deals
That's too much money and too many years, even with incentives and a team option taken into account.
I like Varejao as much as the next non-Cavs fan, but this guy really isn't that special of a player. He's worth more to Cleveland than anyone else, so you can see where they justify paying him that. His energy and personality make him an important part of the team, especially in the fans' eyes.
But, for other teams who don't already have a connection to him and whose fans don't already love him, he's not talented enough to get a contract like that. Cleveland didn't want to lose him, so they grossly overpaid, IMO.
Good for Anderson, though.
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The Cavs are in, "do anything and everything to keep Lebron" mode. For their sake I hope it works - though I woudn't shed a tier if he moved west. However, 9 million a year? Really? Are we talking about the same guy?