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NYSpirit1
07-03-2012, 06:51 PM
To counteract the big teams that are getting all the key players, the Heat, the Celtics, the Knicks, the Nets, the Lakers - all the big players for the past few years, the teams that miss out wildly overpay for mediocre players. It's getting to be insane at this point.

Asik is making $15 million a year in two years. Also in two years, Fields is going to make $10 million. That's a combined $25 million for players that averaged a combined 11 points last year.

Dragic is going to command $8-$9 million and last year there were teams that wildly overpaid too. The stupidity in this situation is unbelievable, as the Suns want him back. It's getting to the point of desperation. The Hawks missed out on everyone two years ago and overpaid for Joe Johnson to one of the worst contracts ever. He's going to be making like $25-$30 million at 34 years old.

It's really a shame and if other fans are going to look at this as a Knick fan complaining about losing a player, they should, because teams like the Bulls and Knicks shouldn't have to wildly overpay to keep role players.

StarvingKnick22
07-03-2012, 06:56 PM
yeah someone needs to sign with the colts

4 POINT PLAY LJ
07-03-2012, 07:06 PM
The Nba has come to where players played with heart.

To

Where a player touches another players fingernail and gets called for a foul.

Bornknick73
07-03-2012, 07:20 PM
And there was a lockout because?.........

The owners are as dumb as ever. I can see why they want a cba to save them from themselves.

Its hard to criticize the players. So many have said it before. If the owners wanna give out that kind of money and be irresponsible with thier franchise why should the players have to give concessions?

And then they wonder why they cant make money. Fields for 20 mil over 3 years?????!!!!! At best Fields was a 3 mil a year guy.

justinnum1
07-03-2012, 07:21 PM
:cry:

small market teams like miami and OKC are doing well and big market fans are crying? Thats rich.

NYKalltheway
07-03-2012, 07:23 PM
is the OP a real person? honest question here

RLundi
07-03-2012, 07:23 PM
Waah waah, cry cry.

Didn't we go over this last off-season?

ChitownBears22
07-03-2012, 07:23 PM
In business there is a concept called "Supply and Demand". I would suggest starting with that.

fadedmario
07-03-2012, 07:25 PM
I'm liking the Pistons future right now. I'm fine with everything that is going on in the NBA.

4 POINT PLAY LJ
07-03-2012, 07:26 PM
:cry:

small market teams like miami and OKC are doing well and big market fans are crying? Thats rich.

Since when was Miami small market?

justinnum1
07-03-2012, 07:28 PM
Since when was Miami small market?

since forever. we are like the #17 out of 30.

topdog
07-03-2012, 07:30 PM
Why are we concerned about "teams like the Bulls and Knicks?" If teams are going to go all in on two or three players, they must suffer the consequences.

As for the teams giving out these deals, we'll see how it turns out for them. Remember, this is the last year before some of the new CBA initiatives kick in and it might not be until then that dealings settle down and market values resolve themselves. Finally, teams take risks on "role players" who they believe have potential to be starters and more in their system or with a bigger role offered.

bucketss
07-03-2012, 07:32 PM
Since when was Miami small market?

even their owner micky arison said it was a small market team hes not even making money on them.

smith&wesson
07-03-2012, 07:34 PM
Its a **** show

GrumpyOldMan
07-03-2012, 07:37 PM
You will really be scratching your head if the Knicks match the Fields offersheet.

heyman321
07-03-2012, 07:39 PM
What are you talking about? Landry Fields is the next Pippen.

GrumpyOldMan
07-03-2012, 07:40 PM
I like Fields. It just seems that Knick fans don't anymore.

TeamSeattle
07-03-2012, 07:42 PM
I like Fields. It just seems that Knick fans don't anymore.

we never did like him

ChitownBears22
07-03-2012, 07:42 PM
I noticed a lot of Knicks fans souring on Fields around 7/3/2012........can't figure out why.

dtmagnet
07-03-2012, 08:02 PM
we never did like him

Riiight not like you ever said he should be rookie of the year over Blake Griffin and John Wall...

futureman
07-03-2012, 08:08 PM
It will even out eventually when the only contenders out there are small market teams. Players will not want to go to aging over the hill teams like the Mavs, Lakers and the Celtics when they have a better shot of winning right where they are. It may take 3 more years but that is rapidly approaching.

NoahH
07-04-2012, 03:20 PM
:cry:

small market teams like miami and OKC are doing well and big market fans are crying? Thats rich.

Since when was Miami small market?

Omg I swear this argument happens DAILY. Check the stats

ccugrad1
07-04-2012, 03:26 PM
It makes you wonder what some of these GM's see sometimes. I agree on Omer Asik; 3 years, 25.1 million for a guy who averaged 3.1 PPG, 5.3 RPG, and 1 BPG. If I was an agent for even the most mediocre Free Agent, that would be my starting point for negotiating a contract.

Cromedome
07-04-2012, 03:40 PM
3 or 4 points a game, 5 - 6 rebounds and 1 -2 block shots a game = 25 million dollars?


The Miami Heat and Lebron James have ruined the NBA as we know it.

ccugrad1
07-04-2012, 03:43 PM
3 or 4 points a game, 5 - 6 rebounds and 1 -2 block shots a game = 25 million dollars?


The Miami Heat and Lebron James have ruined the NBA as we know it.

I wouldn't say Miami and Lebron ruined the NBA; the Houston Rockets did. Almost every player in the NBA now should be an 8+ million a year salary; I know if I was an agent, that would be the starting point for any contract for any player I represented.

Heatcheck
07-04-2012, 04:41 PM
This has been going on for years. remember in the early 2000s when everyone over 6'9" was getting 12 million a year (i.e. Brian Cardinal).
Thats what bad GMs do, they panic and overpay.

llemon
07-04-2012, 04:55 PM
3 or 4 points a game, 5 - 6 rebounds and 1 -2 block shots a game = 25 million dollars.

In 14 mpg. Houston just trying to keep Bulls from matching.

Is that something you can't understand that?