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Fresno
07-08-2012, 11:01 PM
Everybody is waiting on what happens with Roy Hibbert's Offer Sheet, but once that is figured out the rest of the Centers will start getting deals.

So will McGee get a Max Offer Sheet? He was seeking a Max contract during the season, but now it seems more realistic.

greg_ory_2005
07-08-2012, 11:02 PM
Yes.

Cfrey
07-08-2012, 11:03 PM
he shouldn't get a max deal but he should make 10 a year.. dude had some unreal plays against the Lakers this past postseason and if he can do that on a regular basis then i would say he's worth the max

Baller1
07-08-2012, 11:04 PM
If he doesn't, he'll get something very close to it.

nicegoing
07-08-2012, 11:05 PM
Not quite, Denver has been really quiet and no other teams have offered him anything yet. So probably something close!

Delusional
07-08-2012, 11:10 PM
I'd say not but the dude is gonna get paid very nicely. Somewhere close to the max, just not quite.

Fresno
07-08-2012, 11:12 PM
If he doesn't, he'll get something very close to it.

Thats what I'm thinking.

The Roy Hibbert offer sheet set the bar pretty high at 4 Years, $58 Million.

You could make an argument that McGee has more upside than Hibbert to possibly be "worth" his contract if he keeps improving his skills.

waveycrockett
07-08-2012, 11:15 PM
ill no

BIG worm
07-08-2012, 11:24 PM
If dudes like Mcgee are going to get max deals, this leagues in major trouble.....Max contract & Javele Mcgee should never be used in the same sentence. WOW

KnicksR4Real
07-08-2012, 11:26 PM
It's an outrage what this league has come to.

yanksrock
07-08-2012, 11:29 PM
NO!! He's not worth a max deal. Few are.

THE MTL
07-08-2012, 11:32 PM
Well if Indy matches then I fully expect Portland's offer to go right to McGee (give or take a few million i suppose). Either way I fully expect McGee to make 12 million per year. The rate for centers that can do simple things like rebound has gone thru the roof.

Baller1
07-08-2012, 11:33 PM
Thats what I'm thinking.

The Roy Hibbert offer sheet set the bar pretty high at 4 Years, $58 Million.

You could make an argument that McGee has more upside than Hibbert to possibly be "worth" his contract if he keeps improving his skills.

In my opinion, there's zero doubt that he has more potential than Hibbert. It's just his stupidity that's holding him back. We saw what he could possibly be in this league, this year in the playoffs.

BIG worm
07-08-2012, 11:41 PM
Id take Hibbert all day over Mcgee. Hes way more polished on O. Javales a knucklehead.

Baller1
07-08-2012, 11:46 PM
Id take Hibbert all day over Mcgee. Hes way more polished on O. Javales a knucklehead.

True, but if (a huge if, I know) McGee ever gets his head on straight, he has top 5 center potential.

asap_simba
07-09-2012, 12:07 AM
Will McGee get a max contract? Probably
Should he? No way

Im_in_Mia_bish
07-09-2012, 12:10 AM
no he wont. lol at least with denver, i dont see it.
they got rid of Nene cos of his contract..

i doubt they would pay max money for mcgee who has a nonexistant offensive game.

however, another nba could pull a rockets.

UPRock
07-09-2012, 12:19 AM
Not quite, but near that.

popo85
07-09-2012, 12:33 AM
No near 10 mill.

FourOhThree
07-09-2012, 03:49 AM
No, I don't think so.

TrueFan420
07-09-2012, 06:02 AM
If he does then the the lockout is an epic fail

TheNumber37
07-09-2012, 06:28 AM
No. And he won't understand why. Hell, he won't understand the deal he is going to end up getting!
I would pay in the 8-10 mil range. I like a 5 year 45 mil deal. Keeps him as a tradeable asset , cause let's be honest. Do you see a team winning a chip with him as the starting C?

DenButsu
07-09-2012, 06:28 AM
My guess is about $12 million.

With the way things have been going in free agency lately, nothing's shocking anymore and in that sense, as facepalm and eyeball-roll inducing as a max offer would be (and if it happens it certainly won't be initiated by the Nuggets), it would sadly not be all that surprising.

That said, several factors will probably prevent a max offer from happening:

1. The Nuggets have repeatedly made it clear they intend to keep him in the fold.

2. (via Hollinger's observation) Even if another team pitches a max offer to JaVale and he signs it, if the Nuggets match it won't put them into luxury tax territory.

3. Denver already traded the ostensibly-better Nene for McGee and his potential, thus having already proven a willingness to take a risk on him. Both this and the previous two points culminate in a "why bother?" factor from the perspective of all his potential suitors from other teams, who can only offer JaVale a contract knowing full well that the Nuggets will automatically match.

4. But even on the off chance that some team thought they could outbid Denver, given McGee's low basketball IQ, his propensity for making absurd mistakes on the court, and his reputation for engaging in a fair amount of not-the-sharpest-tool-in-the-shed behavior off the court, how many GMs out there are really willing to risk a max investment in him?

I suppose we could answer that last question with "Sigh, unfortunately there are more of them than we'd like to think." But overall, I do believe that the disincentives to offering him a max contract pretty heavily outweigh the incentives, which are almost completely potential-based, and not based so much on his actual accomplishments over his first four seasons.

DenButsu
07-09-2012, 06:42 AM
By the way, I'm pretty sure the maximum a non-Nuggets team can offer McGee starts around $13 million, with (iirc) 7.5% raises each year, with a limit of 4 years. So even if he ends up getting maxed out, this is not a Kobe/Dirk/etc. type max contract we're looking at.

CavsYanksDuke
07-09-2012, 07:07 AM
There are a ton of teams in the NBA and if they aren't paying someone max money, then they aren't going to win games. It's as simple as that. This guy is young, tall, and athletic. I would pair him with a passing PG and he would excel. Wall is not that guy.

Get him in a Cavs jersey and watch him play ball.

sunsfan88
07-09-2012, 09:04 AM
Denver's GM got a golden deal with Wilson Chandler so he'll probably try to rip off McGee too.

wesso2008
07-09-2012, 09:05 AM
i willl literally lmfao at whatever team gives this toolbox a max contract. isnt worth more than 8m/yr. Prolly will get more than that or a borderline max deal somewhere since Asik set the market for centers this offseason. 3yr/appx 25 mil for all defense and no offense.

Fresno
07-10-2012, 11:55 PM
no he wont. lol at least with denver, i dont see it.
they got rid of Nene cos of his contract..

i doubt they would pay max money for mcgee who has a nonexistant offensive game.

however, another nba could pull a rockets.

You never have seen McGee play.

MrfadeawayJB
07-10-2012, 11:56 PM
Probably lol


McGee can't even spell max contract

Lake_Show2416
07-10-2012, 11:59 PM
ya someone will give him the max

YungQ89
07-11-2012, 12:31 AM
he will get something similar to deandre jordans contract

nbrod
07-11-2012, 01:02 AM
Definitely shouldn't but some team might give him that or close to that

LRPG
07-11-2012, 01:09 AM
POR or HOU might.

Wolfman01
07-11-2012, 01:54 AM
McGee was coming off the bench for the Nuggets so I don't know if they will offer McGee a max contract. Besides the Nuggets already have a lot of players with big contracts and I don't think they want to go over the luxury tax limit of $70 million. The Nuggets might even trade Wilson Chandler to lower their salary for their whole team.

ACanadian
07-11-2012, 02:13 AM
Above is correct

Spurred1
07-11-2012, 02:24 AM
With the way the offseason has been going with the insanely high $$$ signings, it wouldn't surprise me. Does he deserve it? Nope, but that doesn't mean it won't happen. He's going to get paid handsomely somewhere.
He and Faried were terrific to watch in the playoffs, though.

KaganRS
07-11-2012, 02:26 AM
This probably means to keep Greg Monroe the Pistons will have to give him the max - considering what Hibbert's getting as well :sad2:

Antipod
07-11-2012, 02:46 AM
In this case, the lockout went very well :facepalm:

KaganRS
07-11-2012, 03:01 AM
In this case, the lockout went very well :facepalm:

no kidding what a joke , why are all these scrubs getting the max.