downtownpie wrote:Simmons is in for a shock if he thinks he is a supermax player. He isnt getting that in Philly.
Look at the sample size of number 1 picks being overpaid. He falls into the same category as guys like Wiggins and John Wall. Number 1 picks with more of show than substance that franchise have to overpay just because of their draft status.
There is also a academic study about how teams over invest on players who are selected high in the draft in being more patient and salary. This is why we picked Okafor over Christian Wood. And why Nerlens Noel was asking Lil Wayne money.
Im not saying its for certain. But im saying its very likely Ben will demand a supermax (or something similar on that range) once his contract is up. But we shouldnt worry about that for now. It’s just something to consider once we are near crossing that bridge.
Once a team like the Wolves would be willing to overpay him that much and justifies it as a better upgrade than overpaying for Wiggins, his value will plummet.
Like i said, nothing to worry about. Right now.
Enjoy the bliss of his campaign for DPOY, his best route towards the supermax
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