The Rebel wrote: TunaFish wrote:
psimanic1 wrote:So, Green also declined his option, I could see him back on 3/21, a bit longer contract with TO or PO?
Same situation with Barton. Both are hoping for a salary increase and the question is from where.
I agree with you that Denver will try to resign Green. I also think they will try to resign Barton although Barton's contract demands may make that impossible. As has been already pointed out, the "where" is unclear with so many teams without cap space and the teams with cap space are unlikely to want to use that on Barton. I don't see Barton taking an MLE level contract to just leave Denver when he could have opted in for more money.
However, Green is cheaper, below the MLE and may have more demand.
I have a feeling you will be shocked when Barton goes for well above the MLE. Teams are desperate for guys who can shoot and create for themselves from the 2/3.
Green is a hard one for me to figure out. He has bounced around the league for a long time and had to change his entire game after his injuries. He was great the first few weeks of the season but fell off pretty hard by the end of the sseason. I can see him re-signing for something like a 3 year $28 million deal (which is max we can give him without using the MLE, but is that enough and do we really want him at that price for 3 more years?
Well Rebel, given the MLE is around $9M and he turned down $14M, it truly wouldn't surprise me if he gets well over the Exception rate. I will bet teams do take note of his playoff absences over the past two years, his injury recovery rate is surely bothersome to more than just us. Didn't surprise me to see him opt out, more so given the poor FA market this year, he does look like an above-market player right now but to me, that doesn't mean he is. I do see him coming back to the Nuggets, it would really look poorly on the franchise if they let their top FA get away two years in a row. I really hope it's just a 2-yr with 3rd yr/TO but knowing the FO, it'll be a 4-5yr PO deal.
With Nnaji waiting to take some mins, easy to see why Green opted out, just hope we might get a S&T there. Green has some value but none that I can't see Nnaji being able to replace at a much cheaper deal. Perhaps we could get some back-court help in return for Green.
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