I have a few quick questions before the draft/free agency start.
1. I read that the max deal for a player with less than 6 years experience is projected to be around $12.9mil. if the cap is set at $58mil. Near the bottom of the 3rd article. If that's true, that changes a lot of my opinion on giving Roy max money. That's very close to what I think he's worth. But, I also thought that the max a player could sign for was 25% of the cap. Larry Coon's website explains a bit....but, still kind of confusing. I think giving Roy max, given those numbers....may not be all that bad. Thoughts?
2. Why all the Walsh hate? I feel like most of his bad moves were done while Larry was also an Exec trying (and failing) to clean up the post-brawl garbage. I didn't like the Melo move for NY, but Dolan wanted it and he got it done. I also think Amare was a solid signing, much better than Bosh or Boozer if all you were going to get was one or the other. Gallinari wasn't a horrible pick and some of his other smaller moves were pretty good. I mean, Linsanity? Hello??? Worst thing that Walsh has done in my mind was hanging on to No-D'Antoni for too long.
3. A few days ago when it was looking like Bird and Pritchard, I was wondering who's tendencies would win out. Bird is ultra conservative and Pritchard is very active and aggressive. The only way that question has changed for me at this point is the name "Bird" is replaced with "Walsh". Anyone got a feeling that we'll be aggressive? I'm thinking we won't right away. This may be a much quieter draft than we think in Pacerland.
4. We aren't getting D.Will or Nash....that's a pretty safe bet. I actually don't think we're going to make any huge splashes in the draft or trade realm. Who is a top your free agent wish list for 2nd tier players?
Anyone given any thought to Andre Miller? Seems like he'd be a decent substitute for a quick fix if we can't get Nash. I mean, he's not as good as Nash, but he's a pretty good veteran Point man.