simonbampfield wrote:Lost in LA wrote:Let's hope that this is just posturing. As said above, the Barnes contract is the problem, he was overpaid
The Barnes contract has nothing more than any other contract being signed in the NBA when it comes to Buddy. He has said pay him what HE is worth, and the contracts being handed out to players at this current time tend to agree with him.
Again, the Barnes contract isn’t “the” problem.
So according to you if Barnes didn’t sign or the Kings didn’t offer him the contract Buddy would sign for 4/90? 4/80?
You can say whatever you like about the Barnes contract, or heck you can even jump on the laughable bandwagon that the Kings won’t be able to sign Buddy and Bogs because of it, but one thing you can’t do is say the Barnes contract is the problem regarding Buddy’s negotiations. When Murray just signed for 170 and others that either arguably aren’t as good or slightly better are signing for a lot more, it’s simply the market, and right now 4/110 is unders for Buddy and the only reason he isn’t maxed is his age and perceived lower ceiling due to that.
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Your analysis is much too deep for a simpleton like me.
My point was salary cap based. In order to keep Hield, the Kings must make judgments and decisions over the relative values of the core 4 or 5 players. My point was we overpaid Barnes, which 90% of the NBA analysts agree on, so that will have some impact on how much we can pay Hield. I would pay him the 4/110 but there's a limit on what he can get, and keep others happy.