codydaze wrote:bleeds_purple wrote:jazanetti wrote:I'm two hands behind trading away Bogdanovic near deadline.
We can't pay Barnes, Baddy and Bogi 70-75 millions per year being borderline PO team.
If we remain a borderline playoff team in the long-term that means Bagley and Fox are not getting max deals in which case we can easily afford that payroll. If they do get max deals, then we are a contender and the payroll is justified.
There is no possible way we can replace what he brings to the table. Trading him for a pick and rolling the dice is not really appealing given where we are in the building process. Trading him for another playmaker doesn't change anything in terms of roster costs. End of the day, we have to resign Bogdan.
I think it's pretty much a certainty that Fox gets the max, if not from us then we'll match the max offer he gets from whoever gives it to him, regardless if we're a borderline playoff team or solid playoff team/contender.
Bagley probably has a better chance of not getting the max but that's also very unlikely in my opinion.
I'm not 100% sure on Fox. It's more likely than not but it really depends on if he raises his level of play over the course of the rest of his rookie deal. He projects to be highly paid but he would need to improve his play to receive a max. Bagley it's way too soon to tell but his current play is obviously no where near a max deal level.
That wasn't really my point though. My point is if both of them earn a max deal we are solidly in contention so a higher payroll should be expected.