Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by Mark V, Jun 30, 2013.
I hope this doesn't mean we cut Kenny.
Is he really that valuable to the team?
It makes more sense to me to save the cap space and use that as a premium but to each his own.
Joe re-signing Tay and Stuckey to those damned contracts that he gave them prior to the lockout season 2 years ago built up enough "goodwill" for the next 40 years among their NBA colegues. There is no freaking way that the average card-carrying NBAPA member looks at the Pistons as rip-off artists. Joe has done right by guys with what he's had to work with. ...a little TOO right if you ask me. That being said, I'm stoked to have Bynum back. ...AND stoked to have the Italian Walter Herrmann.
Perspective: Bynum will make more than Drummond this year. Players currently under contract for 2013/14: 1. Smith $14 2. Villenueva $8.58 3. Stuckey $8 4. Jerebko $4.5 5. Monroe $4.09 6. Knight $2.95 7. Bynum $2.86 8. Drummond $2.46 9. Datome $1.88 10. Kravtsov $1.5 11. Singler $1.05 12. English $800K 13. Middleton $800K Rookies: 14. Caldwell-Pope 15. Mitchell 16. Siva
I operate the same way Mikhail, so your opinion is solid as usual...but the Piston's salary structure appears to be willy-nilly, as where most teaching situations follow a pay scale formula. It's the willy-nilly part that affects team dynamics, which concerns me.
Need to add the Italian job.
Why are you mis-quoting me?
My hope is that they are professionals and only worry about their role on the team. Also, it should help not to have Stuckey and Charlie on the team next year.
Because I can?
those #2 and #3 players and their salaries is what will affect the team chemistry this year IMHO...........
I'm rooting for Siva to win that Spot over Ken English. I don't have nothing agains Enlgish.. hell, I root for CV or stuckey to get traded or amnistied so we can keep English and Siva...
Almost all NBA rosters have a willy nilly salary structure. The market conditions are ALWAYS changing based on the combined factors of supply/demand, performance, injuries, age, potential, competition, economic coditions, ...etc. etc. etc. Without looking, I'm going to take a guess and say that their isn't one team in the entire league that has a fair and equitable salary structure. You can likely find multiple cases on every single team where guys are being paid less (or more) than they should be.
I agree 100%. I just think it's valid to discuss and I think when you have guys get new deals, it's especially valid. (i.e. JJ getting $4.5)
Are we doing anything differently than any other team? I recall the story about Orlando's Center before Howard. Can't recall his name but he turned down a lucerative contract with the Lakers to re-sign with Orlando out of loyalty for much less money. Next year was a bad year for him and he was cut. Loyalty is good and all but bottom line is that its a business. If you love your job then maybe its worth staying for a little less but have to keep in mind that loyalty often gets trumped by business interests. We got Bynum for what we got him for because an offer was made and he accepted it. He could have haggled, held out for more. Maybe no one else was willing to pay that for him- I don't know. Maybe 2.6mil./yr is what backup points on 27 win teams go for these days.
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