lakersin4 wrote:Man.. Doc is killing me in every thread.. You have me ready to just log out & stop posting haha. My hope is that we don't overpay for a guy like Sanders or Favors & get stuck in mediocrity from overpaying, but rather to sign Melo & then add a guy like Favors or Sanders to anchor the defense even if we have to pay a premium to get their team not to match.. If we can get Melo I think you can talk Kobe & Pau into massive paycuts & have enough space left to attempt to add 1 of those young bigs to compliment a core of Kobe/Melo/Pau/Nash?..
Sanders' future with Bucks
July, 29, 2013
By Nick Borges | ESPN.com
Milwaukee appears to be a location where NBA players prefer to stay away from unless the Bucks overpay for their services. That opinion is not shared by center Larry Sanders who prefers to stay with the Milwaukee Bucks for the long-term.
“I definitely can spend my career there,” Sanders told RealGM.com. “Milwaukee adopted me when I got drafted and the people there took me in and showed me nothing but love and support whether I played or not. It’s awesome now to give that back to them, give them something to watch and entertainment.”
Sanders is one of the best post-defenders in the NBA and his play earned him an invite to the USA Basketball min-camp last week. Sanders is entering the fourth-year of his rookie-scale contact and he's eligible to sign an extension up to the Oct. 31 deadline. Both sides are a really good fit and a new four-year deal will likely get done by the end of October.
Tags:Milwaukee Bucks, Larry Sanders
Utah has 5 million in guaranteed deals next year. They cleared out Millsap and Jefferson because they have Favors and Kanter. They are going to pay him very nicely. The writing is on the wall for Kanter/Favors and the Jazz. They are the bigs for the Jazz until they get to be UFA.
You don't take into account the other side of the fence in respect to what opposing GM's are doing with their team. The Jazz have Burke/Hayward/Kanter/Favors as their young core going forward, with this new CBA they aren't going to break that up and they shouldn't considering they have a crap ton of cap room going forward.
They are going to pay Hayward/Favors after this season and Kanter the following season. And they will have cap room on top of that.
What rookie coming off their rookie scale contract has passed up the extension? The CBA is made for teams to keep young players. The Lakers aren't above that and if they want young talent, they need to start drafting it or building up assets to entice a team to give them up.
The Lakers gave up their draft picks for a 40 year old player, Ramon Sessions, one year of Dwight Howard and dumping Fisher and Sasha. Now they will be shopping at premium price in UFA, instead of paying next to nothing for talent.
They can still come out with a haul in the upcoming years, but as far as getting young RFA talent for years to come, they've passed on that.
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