sixers4real wrote:People who want to give Tobias and Jimmy less then 5-year max, have to understand that they will probably quit if we don’t. Basically our only advantage for Butler and Harris is giving them more money which is kinda loyalty. If we offer to either of them 4-year max, I say the both are gone. And couple of million less then max for Tobias really won’t worth the risk of him leaving.
If we try’s to lowball them, and they leave, we will be left with Embiid, Bolden, Smith, Simmons and 70MIL to spend to fill the need for 11 players with no shot at Kawhi, KD, Klay, Kyrie, Middleton.
Elton Brand and Josh Harris said it numbers of times that they will everything to bring this city a championship. Championships are very hard to get. Very hard. You have to pay this guys to have a chance of winning a title in the next 5 years.
They can also offer 8% raises rather than 5%, so the 5th year's not the only advantage. Familiarity and a chance to compete to titles is also an advantage that most teams can't offer.
Offering the same amount that other teams can offer is not low balling Tobias. In fact, it's an offer that's more than his actual value on the court. I'm comfortable with overpaying due to his fit and the lack of other options, but ideally it's kept to the least harmful amount possible.