Hello Brooklyn wrote: Prokorov wrote:
Hello Brooklyn wrote:I agree we should definitely be targeting Ibaka.
There are very few teams with cap space and they all suck.
KD is close with Ibaka. Maybe he can get him to sign here for the full MLE if we can get it.
this is the last big deal ibaka will ever get. he is 1 contract away from ring chasing. someone will give him 3-4 years at 15-20 million
Are we sure Ibaka wants to sign with the Hawks or Pistons?
He coudl always re-up for this year and get a contract next off season.
Guys at 30-31 typically dont take 1 year deals unless they are trying to up their value after an bad year/injury or are enormous stars who would still get the max even if they got hurt.
He has a ring already. Last chance to get paid. and he hasnt made much money as a pro for someone of his calibur. here are the 3 contracts he has had:
Rookie deal: 4 years/6 million (total not per year)
1st contract: 4 years/48 million (equivolent to about the full MLE)
2nd Contract: 3 years/54 million
It would be really unlikely that he took the tax payer MLE (4/35ish) when pretty much anyone would give him the full MLE and anyone with space would give him at least 12 million per year. Also, in the current era of the NBA you can take the money and then try and force your way to a better team. that works better for stars but teams seem to accomodate that more today.
The heat could give him 12-20 million. Why not go there compete with a team that just made the finals and get your money? Utah, Denver (if they lose grant), back to OKC if they move paul, Rockets if they move gordon, he could also take the tax payer MLE from the lakers who just won a title.
There are going to be playoff teams with room for the full MLE or a big deal. there are playoff teams with guys who may walk they will be motivated to replace. Hell toronto may even see value in bringing him back and they can go over the cap to pay him. Toronto also would benefit from a sign and trade and then could ship him to most teams and he would get paid the most that way too.
i am not saying its impossible, but guys in ibakas position (31 year old fringe all-stars up for their last big payday) typically dont take 1/2 their market value to ring chase when they have a ring. and if he was ring chasing there are other options that can pay him more