7 boards and 2 blocks in 30 mins a game? You saying that's impressive ? Lmao
Vucevic average: 11 points 11 rebs and 1 blocks in 30 mins a game = 1.78 mill in salary this year
Lopez average: 18 points 7 rebs 2 blocks in 30 mins a game = 13.6 mill in salary this year
I have to assume that even you realize that this is an absurd comparison. Considerably better scoring, over twice as many blocks, and very close in offensive rebounds. If you're going to start comparing rookie contracts to a productive player's re-up you can find similar comparisons for anyone.
A skilled offensive center is a very nice piece to have, and Brook does not exactly s--- in other aspects of the game. Best and rankings are foolish, but on balance Brook has to be considered among the best. I just don't see that, this year anyway, there is a legitimate all-around case to argue different. You can argue Rick Mahorn--oops, Dwight--is hurting, but he's certainly not helping his team, so this year counts like the two years everybody judges Brook on count. The guy is good, and deserves more than back-handed compliments.