Effigy wrote:Sad news for him, but he is set financially.
The Nuggets are absolute morons for giving him that contract though. In my opinion if a guy isn't a surefire superstar (Trey, Luka) you don't max them out early, you make them take more of a bargain deal or wait until the fourth year when they are restricted. (Like Atlanta did with Collins, and like Phoenix will do with Ayton) When you give these guys max contracts when it isn't clear they are max players, you are literally bidding against yourselves. The only reason to agree to a deal earlier than you have to is if it will save you money in the long run. You trade the guaranteed security now in exchange for something less than a max deal.
A 2nd year player putting up 25/7 on 66% TS% when he was made the 2nd option doesn't show superstar potential? I guess you missed the last half of last season, when MPJ was finally given the green light?