Something weird is going on with Lance and his contract. Is he being blackballed from the NBA like Jose Canseco? Its utter insanity to offer Parsons and Hayward max deals when they aren't proven players. Lance is a proven stud in the playoffs when the games matter
David "And One" West
you guys need to factor in the Parsons and Gordie Hayward swoon factor. I'm only like 90% kidding.
I think Lance will wind up being a multiple time All Star, maybe I'm higher on his long term growth than most. But it's not even really about what he may become for me, it's about us having zero ability to replace him short of hitting a home run again in the draft.
If people think PG'd be happy with playing with CJ Miles for the next 4 years instead of Lance, and that factoring into whatever decision he makes when he becomes a FA again, you're crazy. Nevermind the monumental waste of an asset letting him walk would be. I'd have been pissed, we'd have all been pissed, but the powers that be should've been shopping him at the deadline.
Seriously, why can't we cut ties with Roy "0 points, 0 Rebounds" Hibbert
David "And One" West
SF is the most stacked position in the association. But why would position matter when Bradley got $8 mil, and Meeks got $6 mil, hell CJ Miles got $4 Mil. Channing Frye plays PF, and is a borderline starter and got $8 Mil. Teams have been ponying up that cash so far this FA. Position be damned
"A player who makes a team great is more valuable than a great player. Losing yourself in the group, for the good of the group, that’s teamwork."
I wish I'd have been on PD when Brad Miller was a Pacer and his whole contract stuff went down. you guys would've hated me.
lol at people preparing themselves for Lance leaving by saying "He's not that good anyway." Saying Hayward is a better defender and a better player. You've got to be kidding me.
Someone is going to majorly overpay Lance and so be it.
While I think our offer was a bit low, I still think it's fair.
If he's only after the money, and I have no issue with young guys doing it, then he wasn't the kind of player I want anyways.
Stop quoting people I have on ignore!
Good. I want those guys. Lance stat hunted, not denying it, but I don't remember an instance of it that came at the detriment of the team.
Guys that are about themselves understand there's no greater accomplishment than winning a title. We aren't talking about Ricky Davis or Marshon Brooks here. We ARE talking about a guy, who I realize I'm pretty bullish on, that I think will easily be the 2nd best player on a title winner (not "contender," winner) inside of two years.