[Shams] Aaron Gordon Extension ($92m/4yrs)

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[Shams] Aaron Gordon Extension ($92m/4yrs) 

Post#1 » by kalenclayton » Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:59 pm

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Post#2 » by KEMBAtheMETEOR » Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:02 pm

That's about 40% more than I would've expected... yikes
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Post#3 » by eminence » Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:02 pm

Am I off on what prices are these days, feels like a lot.
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Post#4 » by nzahir » Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:04 pm

KEMBAtheMETEOR wrote:That's about 40% more than I would've expected... yikes

You thought Aaron Gordon in his prime would take 13m a year....

Lot of worse guys getting paid that or more
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Post#5 » by psman2 » Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:05 pm

Denver must be freaking rocky mountain high. He didn't even look that good in his short time there...and gave him a player option....not good.
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Re: [Shams] Aaron Gordon Extension ($92m/4yrs) 

Post#6 » by loserX » Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:05 pm

It is a lot. But while Gordon isn't great, he's exactly the kind of forward that team needs on D if they're going to run Jokic/Murray/MPJ out there. So in principle I totally get that they locked him up.
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Post#7 » by Godaddycurse » Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:08 pm

skeptical he would land this much in the open market.
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Re: [Shams] Aaron Gordon Extension ($92m/4yrs) 

Post#8 » by Texas Chuck » Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:19 pm

My feelings on him are pretty well known. I think this is a bad contract. But I'm not surprised by it. I mean Denver signaled to his agent that we are willing to let our non-essential players hold us over a barrel this off-season with the Barton and Green deals.

And this pretty much ensures MPJ isn't extending for anything less than a full max which would be an even bigger disaster for Denver.
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Post#9 » by psimanic1 » Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:25 pm

psman2 wrote:Denver must be freaking rocky mountain high. He didn't even look that good in his short time there...and gave him a player option....not good.

He was what we needed when we had full team healthy, we had like best off ratings and good def one in those few games before Injuries started in Denver :cry:
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Post#10 » by zimpy27 » Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:40 pm

Hate it but in line with their Barton overpay
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Post#11 » by youngthegiant » Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:50 pm

psman2 wrote:Denver must be freaking rocky mountain high. He didn't even look that good in his short time there...and gave him a player option....not good.
They were 19-5 with AG in the lineup and no Murray for most of those games...That's pretty damn good.
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Post#13 » by Pinkyring » Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:18 pm

nzahir wrote:
KEMBAtheMETEOR wrote:That's about 40% more than I would've expected... yikes

You thought Aaron Gordon in his prime would take 13m a year....

Lot of worse guys getting paid that or more

Who are the worse guys making 24m or more
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Post#14 » by Ron Swanson » Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:21 pm

I think it's a pretty bad overpay more so because they let the better player (Grant) walk last offseason for less money than what they're now gonna pay Gordon. I get that he fit and they started playing really well when they inserted him in the starting lineup, but you absolutely should be able to replace the kind of role he played for way cheaper than this. The player option is just overkill. Who was really lining up to pay him that contract next offseason?
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Post#15 » by shrink » Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:26 pm

If Gordon was the #1 option on an average team like the Magic, I’d have said this isn’t too bad. However, as the #4 option on the Nuggets, this isn’t going to be a good, tradable contract.

But for the Nuggets, maybe his tradability isn’t as big an issue. Gordon is a very good defender who fits well with this team. It is also not a surprising number, because the Nuggets have a history of paying the players they commit to, whether they acquire them in trade or in the draft. Hopefully this doesn’t come back to bite them, since they also have a history of being very aware of the luxury tax.
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Post#16 » by KhalilS » Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:38 pm

I don't think it's that bad, but Denver will have 4 max/near max contracts.

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Post#17 » by Pinkyring » Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:44 pm

Its xrazy a 10 and 5 fuy can get 20+ a year, i know he's a good defender but he isn't a shut down guy
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Re: [Shams] Aaron Gordon Extension ($92m/4yrs) 

Post#18 » by Jay_Sizzle » Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:46 pm

Ron Swanson wrote:I think it's a pretty bad overpay more so because they let the better player (Grant) walk last offseason for less money than what they're now gonna pay Gordon. I get that he fit and they started playing really well when they inserted him in the starting lineup, but you absolutely should be able to replace the kind of role he played for way cheaper than this. The player option is just overkill. Who was really lining up to pay him that contract next offseason?
This was my thinking as well. Grant was a much better option. A full tier higher then him in my book.

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Re: [Shams] Aaron Gordon Extension ($92m/4yrs) 

Post#19 » by tiderulz » Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:50 pm

loserX wrote:It is a lot. But while Gordon isn't great, he's exactly the kind of forward that team needs on D if they're going to run Jokic/Murray/MPJ out there. So in principle I totally get that they locked him up.

except he is living more on his reputation of defense from very early on. he isnt nearly as good as his reputation anymore on defense
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Post#20 » by nomansland » Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:15 pm

Ron Swanson wrote:I think it's a pretty bad overpay more so because they let the better player (Grant) walk last offseason for less money than what they're now gonna pay Gordon. I get that he fit and they started playing really well when they inserted him in the starting lineup, but you absolutely should be able to replace the kind of role he played for way cheaper than this. The player option is just overkill. Who was really lining up to pay him that contract next offseason?


No, they didn't let Grant walk. He left Denver for the same amount of money he got in Detroit. Grant didn't want to be the 4th banana.

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