NyCeEvO wrote:I wish we had Joe on a 3-4yr deal instead of this 2yr deal. I think I may have mentioned this when we re-signed him. He was already really good last year and became elite this year.
We’re going to have to compete with other teams for his services in the 2020 offseason. I’d like to think Harris would give us another discount but considering his age, his next contract could be the largest of his career.
Hopefully we’ll be good enough where he’ll feel he can win with us just as much as he can win on another team. Tsai/Prokhorov better open up the bank vault. If he keeps this up, he’ll be worth $13-15mil/year on a long term deal and would easily deserve Reddick’s 1yr/$20mil contracts.
We will pay Joe
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This was me kinda just be worried but I mostly think you're right.
Marks does right by players even if it means we don't approach each negotiation with the shrewdness of Ebenezer Scrooge.
Dinwiddie openly said that he would sign a 4yr extension with us (which I'm sure was much to the chagrin of his agent) and yet Marks still gave him a 2yr w/3yr PO, so he can get security now but maximize his earning potential when he hits his prime years. I have a feeling that he did the same thing with Joe.
Traditionally, you'd always want every good player to sign for the least amount of money over the longest duration of time possible, since it would give the organization the greatest freedom to make moves in the future. While it might make good, short term sense, I'm sure it won't endear you to players over the long term. Marks clearly believes that if you do right by the players, things will turn out well for you in the long run.