bucknersrevenge wrote: Parliament10 wrote:
Why buy him out just to send him to Maine? Just send him back to Europe to play out his contract.
While you do have a point. I think that Madar would go for the Two-Way.
I definitely don't think that he wants to spend another year abroad.
He can play up to 50 games, before his contract would automatically go Full-NBA.
The Two-Way would give Yam much more flexibility. I think that he'll take that bet.
Yeah, but is it about what HE wants? I'm thinking about what Brad wants here. And what flexibility he has in money and in roster slots. If I'm Brad, why do I take money out of my pocket to pay for him to play in Maine?
Well either way, we are going to pay 2 players on a 2-way contract. Question is, should Madar be 1 of those 2 guys?
If we do have 2 other guys we want to give those 2-way contracts to, who are those 2 guys? Next question, of those 2 guys, who is the worst of 2 players? Whoever it is, let's call him Player X. Next question, how much better would it be (both for Madar's development and for the team) if he is on a 2-way contract, rather than 1 more yr in Israel? Is that enough to justify losing out on Player X? And is it enough to justify paying to buyout Yam out of his Israel contract?
The answer to these questions, I'm not sure.
Hauser is signed to a 2-way contract, which leaves 1 other 2-way slot open.
Realistically, the only candidates I am seeing for that 1 other slot are:
Auguste has been getting decent minutes and has played okay in the first 2 summer league games. I haven't been too impressed though and I have no problem if they just wish him well and he goes back to playing in Europe. I think if both Madar and Begarin go back overseas next year then sure, give Hauser and Auguste the 2-way contracts.
The other guy people have floated as maybe being a 2-way contract is Nigel Hayes but I saw an article that said Hayes wanted a guaranteed roster spot and not a 2-way deal.
Unless Auguste really shows out during the rest of summer league, I figure they will just let him go back to Europe. Afterall, the dude is 28 yrs old so very limited upside - and we have plenty of big man depth with rob/al/kanter/Bruno. Which means it probably just comes down to Begarin and Madar - they pick 1 of them for a 2-way contract and the other 1 goes back overseas.