"If the person they get, if I have respect for that person, then I know there's a reason behind them not picking up my option," he said. "It depends on if the person they get I think is better than me. I think I would be a little upset if they went out and got somebody and paid them a lot of money. If it's [Gary] Payton, I won't be mad. I'd take Payton, too, because he's a hell of a guard. [Karl] Malone, I won't be upset. But, Juwan [Howard] and P.J. [Brown], I think I'd be a little upset, because we're all about the same speed. Maybe Juwan scores more points, but I still think there's a lot of things I do that they can't do."
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