Secondly, you guys are so sensitive. Nobody said anything in this thread about Gordon on the Pacers. It was just a discussion about what he will get paid. Not where.
Gordon does not deserve max contract, and probably won't get it unless some team outside of Clips decides to offer him max.
Jordan is kind of okay right now, super inconsistent though. I do not value him and Marc Gasol anywhere close to equal.
With that being said he would be a good fit for this team though, he can play either the 4 or 5 depending on the need, neither can he play elite but be would be good by giving us different sets.
He still has tons of upside, and he runs the floor well, and with George, Paul, Tyler, and Granger we would have one of the faster lineups in the NBA.
I would not mind adding him, but not for the amount that it will cost to pry him from the Clips.
Why so SERIOUS
I don't see anything that outrageous about Eric Gordon getting near-max money, or even max money if a team really wants to try and pry him away from the Clippers.
From my experiences of browsing general NBA boards, Gordon is regarded as the best young SG in the league. 22/3/4 as a 22-year-old isn't too shabby (24/3/4.5 in the 41-games prior to his injury). Efficient, too, and a nice defender.
He'd look very good wearing blue & gold, but I can't see the Clippers letting him go when he'd make such an excellent "Robin" for Blake Griffin.
The debate itself boils down to Gordon is worth every bit of the max he'll get paid even if it might be a couple million more than Nash, and Nene isn't worth what he's likely going to get or what you're willing to pay him if it was up to you. If Nene was worth it, never would have cared, but he's not. Using your logic, I never want to hear you complain about anyone being overpaid again, because apparently it's just fine. You never stopped whining about it with Dunleavy, and Murphy but now it's cool to overpay because it's a player you want.
Here's a bit of information for you however, what I was discussing with player contributions vs salary recieved, is how agents and owners set the prices for players who are free agents. Laugh at it if you like and mock it, but it's how the business is done. They find similar players and lobby that they're deserving of similar contracts to those players.
Jordan is far, far below Nene and Gasol on my list. I'd rather trade for Kaman if he's healthy.
Deandre jumps at everything on defense. He is a very good help defender but a average on ball on 5s. If he had to guard good quick 4s he would be in foul trouble all night.
And yes Blake is the perfect fit for him offensively gets Deandre a lot of free put backs and dunks he gets a lot of the cheap points.
And with a player you like, you like to throw common sense out the window. Yet you'd be the first person in line whining in year 3-4 when he's making 18 million off his raises.
Last edited by vnzla81; 12-04-2011 at 12:49 PM.
If Nene would take an offer of 14 mil for a single year, I think a lot of us might do that. It's the 4 years that makes it completely ridiculous.
That's an absolute joke. Me giving my opinion means I don't respect yours, but you can call my argument stupid and make fun of it, but you respected it. Yeah, okay.
5 year $40 million offer for DeAndre Jordan? Wow. Let the guy prove himself a little more before you go offering $8 million per year for him. Another team could very well get him if they offer more and the Clippers don't match, but this has to improve our chances at least slightly that EJ could become a Pacer in a year.
It's really easy to say that you wouldn't pay Jordan more than $8 million, or David West $12 million, Nene $14 million, Josh McRoberts $2.5 million, Jeff Foster $2 million, Jamal Crawford $7 million, Tyson Chandler $14 million, Marc Gasol $14 million, etc. but somebody will. If you want a player, you have to pay to get him.
We'll go through the same thing with Roy Hibbert a year from now. People will say, "I wouldn't pay Roy Hibbert $10 million." But somebody will.
"I had to take her down like Chris Brown."
Well, 5/$40 was dead on. I'm glad we're not offering that to Jordan. I just don't see it.
The Clippers have offered DeAndre Jordan a five-year, $40 million offer, according to sources.
Jordan, a restricted free agent, may still sign an offer sheet with a higher dollar amount that forces the Clippers to match.
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