Barnstable wrote:Ya know, I was thinking about it, and I know we have Marshall signed for next year, but I really think the FO should try to lock him down for pennies on the dollar now rather than after next year...
trodgers wrote:Honestly I fear the FO WILL do something stupid here. The differences in rhetoric between how they speak of Blake and Marshall downright frightens me.
Barnstable wrote:Ya know, I was thinking about it, and I know we have Marshall signed for next year, but I really think the FO should try to lock him down for pennies on the dollar now rather than after next year if he's been averaging a double double in points and assists over a full season. Financially it just makes more sense and we could probably have him cheaper than any other PG of his caliber we could sign after we get a Max star like Love.
therealdeal wrote:I just think the FO is aware that Exum is one of their targets and between Farmar and Marshall, Farmar loves to be here. I think they'd want to "reward" that so to speak.
If they end up higher in the draft and get Wiggins, Parker, or Embiid then Marshall staying makes way more sense. If they end up 4-6 and get Exum, then Marshall is expendable.
karacha wrote:You think he'd take something like 10-11M for three years?
therealdeal wrote:I don't disagree that we have other needs, but it all depends on where we land in the draft.
We can't control our pick number. If we get a pick high enough then I think we talk about a wing that we can build around. If we can't then we grab Exum and don't look back.
I think Marshall returns next season... but if Nash is round which seems likely, Farmar sacrificed to be here, we draft Exum... we get crowded quickly.
karacha wrote:Exum is at least as tall as Kobe, and IMO, he's a combo guard. I think it would be more typical for such a player to play the 2 most of the time in the NBA. I think he and Marshall could definitely co-exist.
He will probably gain some weight eventually, just like Kobe. 10-15 lbs. He's muscular, but skinny, like Kobe was when he was drafted.
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