4 million possibly? Did we miss the boat here?
4 million possibly? Did we miss the boat here?
$8mil for Mayo + Scola? And we paid Hill how much...?
I don't think we did, he wanted the big money and we wouldn't have even had the 4 mil past Sunday. The market dictated his worth and he went to a place where he can compete for the starting spot, for 4 mil (if that is correct).
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Larry Bird is must be pissed after reading about this. Mayo for 4 million a year....omg.
You can't get champagne from a garden hose.
There is no ****ing way he took 4 million.
I figured he'd get at least 6 million per. Another find by the Mavs.
lets wait for something beyond speculation. i don't believe he would take 4 mil. S&T is much more likely.
what is disheartening is that the mavs offseason plans blow up completely, and they still--easily--end with a more exciting set of acquisitions than we do.
to be fair, i say "more exciting" rather than "better" but i would argue both are true.
brand+dahntay+dc+mayo+kaman has got to be > than mahini+augustine+green
OJ Mayo, Vince Carter
Shawn Marion, Dahntay Jones
Elton Brand, Brandon Wright
Dirk Nowitzki, Chris Kaman
Good thing we're not in the west then. I love our roster but if you think that team isn't a threat, then we're not a threat to Miami, Chicago, NY etc. Can't wait to battle Philly again.
On the Mayo issue - he was expecting to get 8 million up until a day or 2 ago but the free agent market dried up and he was stuck getting the scraps.
I like what the FO has done. Roy's and Hill's contracts are looking like relative bargains compared to what Lin, Asik and some of these other guys are getting. The FO has improved the depth of this team while keeping the future salary cap implications in check. I'm looking forward to watching this team win 50+ games next year, compete for the 3 seed and continue to improve.
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DC,Mayo,Dahntay all have competition on the roster (Beaubois, Carter, Marion). Maybe they start all season, maybe they start at the beginning and lose the job, or the opposite. But it's more like DC-George Hill situation, really.
By my calculations, they added 3 starters. Agree to disagree I guess.
Collison, Brand and Kaman... weren't all 3 starters? And Mayo coming off the bench doesn't mean he couldn't be a starter. See James Harden... he's definitely better than Thabo
I haven't thought enough about where Dallas will end up but I'm sure they'll win a lot more then 30 games. I still see Dallas as a playoff team unless Dirk goes out. Even though they had to go with plan b, they've upgraded their front court. Their backcourt may have taken a step back but Kidd was washed up. Terry was a loss though. I'd see them still pulling in 45-50 wins.
1. Who's to say that Kaman would want to come here to come off the bench, especially when he has a chance to start elsewhere? He complained about not being a starter in NO.
2. If we were to get Kaman at 8mil, then we probably wouldn't have had room to add Green, and then we're still short a bench scorer on the wing.
3. Kaman is basically an older, slower and more broken down version of Roy MINUS the defensive presence. So what we would gain in another high post scorer and above average rebounder, we lose athleticism, versatility and upside (which is what Ian brings)
I agree with Naptownmenace. Dallas has had big changes, but I'm not sure how much they've IMPROVED.
Pacers starting 5 >> DAL starting 5. None of their starters start for us EXCEPT Dirk.
Their FA signings might've been more interesting but when you look at the players they added, you realize there's not a lot to get excited about if you're a Mavs fan.
Collison, Jones, and Mayo finished the season coming off the bench last year. Brand is likely a bench player this season and he's slowing down rapidly. Kaman was a good signing for them plus he and Dirk are friends. But over all they were in a totally different situation than the Pacers. They needed to upgrade and replace their starters. The Pacers needed to upgrade their bench.
Players like OJ Mayo and Kaman want to start. They wouldn't have that opportunity in Indy so they probably wouldn't have signed with the Pacers. It's a moot point because if the Pacers paid Kaman and Mayo the money they're getting from Dallas, they'd be over the luxury tax limit.
How quickly we forget Collison started 50 plus games last year and was only replaced as the starter due to an injury? It's not like he played off the bench the whole season like Dahntay did. In this respect, I can see where Mav fans would be extremely elated to get a young player who was a starter on a team that had the 5th best record in the NBA last season and still on a rookie contract.