MrDollarBills wrote:This offseason is not going to go smoothly at all now that four teams are expected to offer Russell contracts.
If the Nets are forced to match a contract offer before any of the bigger names decide on what to do, we are screwed.
I can't expect Russell to sit around and wait for Sean Marks if everything hinges on if the Nets have to renounce his rights to gain cap room. if the Jazz, Magic, Wolves, or Pacers offer him a max contract offer he would be a fool not to sign it.
The Nets need to decide whether or not this kid is in their plans or not, because if not renounce him now and clear up the cap space.
This is exactly why I said I was surprised to hear DLo talk about him waiting around for superstars to get their deals before he does.
This ain’t the early 2000s anymore. He will get an offer at 6:01pm from another team. His agent must know this.
This is why I hypothesized that either he really wants to come back to the Nets OR he’s just making sure to keep up good PR until free agency. I’m surprised his agent let him say what he did in that interview, although maybe DLo didn’t know that he shouldn’t have been that blunt about it.