8305 wrote:Wizop wrote:Hollinger on theAthletic writes that his formula has TJ worth 12mm.
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I enjoyed watching TJ this last year like everyone else. Paying him 12 mil/year and plugging him in as the starting pg?
Realistic expectations for this team seem like drafting a solid long term guy and adjusting the roster so the pieces fit better. Get that done and I see no reason we can’t hope for some success in the Playoffs.
In a tough playoff series I see TJ getting abused if he’s asked to play more than sub minutes. Teams will dare him to shoot when we have the ball and attack him when they have it.
If we can bring him back at less than 10m/yr and a roll of a backup energy player fine. Expectations beyond that would be a mistake.
Hollinger’s weird in that article as he states this isn’t what the players should actually deserve, but just what his formula would pay them.
But I don’t think you can reasonably plug TJ into the starting lineup, as it would likely require dealing out one of the current starters (and not acquiring a starting caliber guy in return). Otherwise, I think you can kind of blow up a relationship with a new coach coming in and starting TJ (and his 15-25 minute range of effectiveness in any game) and benching Brogdon, Levert, Warren, Turner, or Sabonis to do so.