Almost Retired wrote:I think Micic has a skill level way beyond just a guy. His BBIQ is above average, as are his passing skills. I think his game would elevate playing with All Stars like Zach and Vooch. The kid can drive. The kid can shoot. He puts out effort on the defensive side. He's got good size. He's got a lot of experience....six years EuroLeague. Flirts with 40% on 3s, has averaged 6-7 assists a game consistently, shoots FTs at over 85%, his last 4 years his Assist to turnover ratio is about 2:1.....He can start for us on Day 1....maybe he's not a long term answer, or NBA All Star material. But with Coby's injury he is our best option if money is factored in. He'll probably cost us 1/3 of what Ball's contract would be. That's a lot of extra salary cap to spread around to nab or retain other players. At 27 Micic is in his playing prime. And he'll come over here with something to prove, so.... highly motivated. In my opinion getting Micic would be the best move AK could make under the present circumstances.
If he is simply a Sato-like impact and can be had for say the full MLE, you'd be pretty amped. Not sure if any of that is true of course, but if it was true, that'd be a great deal.
Based on a report I saw his Euroleague team is willing to offer 2.5M Euro per year for him, which is probably about 4.5M US after you factor in exchange rate and taxes (Euro contracts are typically after tax), so based on that, something like 4/40 seems like a lock to bring him if he is motivated significantly by money and 4/32 might be plenty. Either way, it would almost certainly mean we have to use our MLE. We may also do a 3 year deal instead of 4 to retain RFA rights after his deal ends.