red4hf wrote: zero24gravity wrote:
Catchall wrote:I could see a deal around 4 years/$132M. Kawhi is on a 3-year deal at $103M, so an average of $31M/year.
Giving Gobert a 4-year deal at an average of $33M/year should be fine for both sides. I don't think the Jazz should go higher than that, tbh.
Mitchell's deal is an average of $33M/year.
Whatever Gobert signs for is a good deal for the Jazz, IMO. The lack of appreciation for his unique impact is astonishing. With that said, I'm more concerned with the number of years than I am the yearly amount. I'd prefer to see a shorter contract, so if his skill set erodes or injuries strike (common in big guys) in a couple years, the team isn't stuck with a plodding big man on a massive contract.
So you're good with the Jazz paying him more than $40 mil a year?
He's an incredible player, but he's not worth that, especially since we'd be bidding against ourselves.......
"good with" ... questionable. But much better than trading him for a player without half his impact and some future assets that are unlikely to ever reach close to his stature. (You think Mitchell is going to be ok with a 5 year rebuilding plan??) I love Favs, but if people think that he & a defensive wing (via Gobert trade) can replace Gobert for 35mpg, they are crazy.
You don't trade a player of Rudy's caliber unless you KNOW you're going to lose him, you can get an equal talented star in return (never happens), or unless you're totally blowing things up.
But that's just me.