Yeah. Jordan Hill was the best player available at 8 and considered by some to be the second best player in the draft. Instead of whining that we missed out on a point guard, we should be excited that we picked up an excellent two-way player who was projected by many mock drafts to get selected as early as #4 after Thabeet, Rubio, and Griffin.
And for those who say we need a point guard...newsflash, we need a big man as well...
U saying the same talk going around W. 4 st. Park....about Hill being able to us that physical presence inside the paint. The other talk is on how much would it take for Lee to resign, and if Eddy Curry will be in physical shape to get playingtime from Dantoni?
however, there is much talk (in the park) about the MEDIA pursuing Rubio to the Knicks to clean-up Kahn's mess on draft night.
And Rubio camp seeing how disfunctional the Minny organization is and decided to go back to Spain.
Last edited by rady; Jun 28, 2009 at 06:39.
Point exactly. With Hill on this team and potentially Bosh or Amare, there's no need for us to pay David Lee another 10 million dollars to be a bench player especially if it jeopardizes our chances of signing you know who
and if eddy curry isn't in shape when training camp rolls around, buy him out.players like him only bring down a team.
Hill's contract as an 8th pick for 2010 will be $2.225M. Gallo and Chandler have 2010 team option contracts at $2.76M and $1.775M, respectively. By the time we would have to sign up Lee, Curry and Jeffries will still be on the books for $11.276M and $6.83M, respectively. Otherwise we have no current 2010 commitments. These five, as matters now stand, will cost just about $25M in 2010.
The cap for 2010 is likely to be less than $60M, probably about $58M. That would mean that we will have about $33M to $35M left for 8 or 9 more players. If we were to pay Lee $8M a year, we would be left with $25M to $27M for 7 or 8 more players. LeBron will cost about $18M -- the limit is 30% of the cap. There is not much left. Eliminating Curry's and Jeffries' contracts will help, but we have to commit, or not commit, to Lee before we know for sure that Curry can be moved.
I think we can do something with Jeffries' contract. We can send him for someone with a bad one year contract.
In other words, we all should pray that Curry shows up in shape. If we sign Lee, it will suggest an expectation by management that something can be done about Curry. I think Lee is gone and that if we cannot shed Curry's contract we will have to satisfy ourselves with one impact fee agent in 2010.