revgen wrote:JGC wrote:Jordan Hill is NOT overpaid relative to the market. The market for a big of Jordan Hill's talent and potential is much higher. And he has always had solid per 48 numbers.
I also think he'll play more minutes than people think. Gasol and Bynum cannot and will not average career highs in minutes again.
Just for comparison's sake, I'm trying to think of comparable players to Hill, but it is tough when you're dealing with role players who may not always get consistent minutes.
Bigs are overpaid in general so you're correct. but that doesn't change the fact that he's overpaid.
He's primarily a rebounder, and undersized for a PF which means he'll struggle defending taller PF/C's like Cousins, and since his points generally come off offensive putbacks and offense created by playmakers near the hoop, so we can't depend on him to create on his own. He's very good at the skills he can do (rebounding) but his skillsets in general are shallow and need to expand.
Well, I guess it depends on one's definition of overpaid. Isn't overpaying when you spend more than what a fair market would command for a given commodity? Doesn't the market HAVE to determine the price? I'm not an economics guy, but, I'm thinking this is a typical supply/demand issue. If the market (other teams) is willing to pay $5M per year for a player of his talents, than $4M per year can't be overpaying by any reasonable definition.
On the other hand, I guess one could argue the market is out of whack and maybe that's what you mean. For instance, the real estate market in 2005 where, market price for a 2 bedroom condo might have been $600K and if you paid that, you may have paid market price but looking back that is vastly overpaying. But then again, in this case, we don't have the benefit of hindsight so all we know is, did we pay more than others would pay for a player of his talent level and I'd say probably not.
BTW, I agree with your overall assessment of Jordan Hill's skill set and contributions but isn't that why he is going to make substantially below average in compensation?