MagicBagley18 wrote:Ernest wrote:MagicBagley18 wrote:
just because a team is interested in him in free agency and willing to offer him max money it doesn't mean his trade market will be high because of that. the minute he signs a max deal, the perception of the player changes and especially if he isn't living up to the deal he just signed and it's usually a bad look if the team who just signed him to it- is trying to trade that player away so quickly into a newly signed contract.
Teams wanting to sign Brown to big money and potential trade partners for him are def different things. No one is saying that a team who is willing to sign him is later also willing to trade assets for him But it gauges the interest. What else could they go on? How good do our guy think he is? How good do other teams think he is?
My point is I don’t want to be the team to pay him his max and HOPE he pans out. I don’t wanna be the team to over pay him.
Well the alternative is to lose him for nothing. We'll see how things go this year, but he doesn't have to become a star this year to justify the contract. He's gotten better each season, so as long as he keeps that up there is reason to think he will improve each year in his new contract.
Maybe someone who really knows the CBA and cap can chime in here, but it's not like if we let him walk we can go out and sign someone else right?
Hopefully it will work out like it did with Smart and Bradley. We sign Brown to a reasonable deal, half the forum here flips out and then a year or 2 later it's looked at as one of the best deals in the league.