JonFromVA wrote:Stillwater wrote:JonFromVA wrote:
Sounds like progress at least. The question is, what are the Cavs offering? If the Cavs are offering $20M and they choose to meet in the middle ... that's fine. Little sense going to the mat over a couple million, that rarely ends up being smart.
It really wasn't a report it was an opinion during a podcast stating he "thinks" the negotiations will get rolling more after the break around Labor Day. He said he knows up until now there have only been some break the ice conversations where Altman has spoken to Sextons camp probably to set up their timeline for extension talks. At no time did he suggest he heard anything around 100 million was talked about but he knows they are going to ask for at least that and he did say he thinks there may be a recognition by Collins people that his value around the league is not as high as they think it should be, he also said he thinks for the first time in a couple months he there is a chance a extension gets done that somewhere below the max ...he thinks there is a recognition on Collins part that they are not getting the max, but he also says thats just the "sense that he gets right now". so it is Fedor speculating not reporting facts.
You make an important clarification, but Fedor's "sense" makes a lot of ... umm sense.
Ultimately, Collin may still decide to bet on himself, but I think his agent tried to establish Collin as a max player and failed.
IMO, with 5 young players and 4 of them still looking forward to their big pay day, the Cavs have quite the puzzle to solve. I'd love to see how they're budgeting the salaries for our 5 young players and potentially even more lottery picks arriving in the near future.
The fact our picks are spread out at least gives us some more time to figure out what we're doing.
That is a lot of guessing on your part imo
I think Sexton himself thinks he deserves the max and it is only the market itself that may work in the Cavs favor to retain him for less