What is a good site to get salary information since Hoopsyhpe is not accurate?
I think Morey is going to push hard to keep Lee longterm in an attempt to help get Howard. I really don't see another reason for Morey to pay him $5+ mil per year. I think Lee is good but I agree with trying to get a higher grade player there. Maybe Morey sees paying Lee $5 - 6 mil / year and getting solid offense/defense as a more valuable investment and makes the team more flexible by putting him in the starting lineup and moving Martin's 1 dimensional $13 million dollar contract. I could see the value in that philosophy if correct.
If Morey decides to move Lowry and Martin this summer then its going to be for an upgrade in the paint as he did last year. Looks like Dragic and Lee are our 1 - 2 combination going forward which is good but would not be considered the quality of players necessary to carry the team to the finals in my opinion. Now, a Dragic/Lowry PG tandem would do serious damage and a Lee + 2 way player upgrade over him can give us a fighting chance but as we know, our biggest weakness was our frontcourt last year (cough - Scola - cough-cough Dalembert). We have to have frontcourt help to shut down penetration and that's going to cost us atleast Lowry.
If Howard were to get traded to us, it would cost ATLEAST Lowry, Martin + Bud?, Motiejunas?, 14th Pick?. In addition, we would probably be forced to take back a crappy contract. If Howard doesn't get moved and becomes a FA, we hope Lee + a deep team at every other position can sway him over.
Obviously this would be ideal:
PG - Lowry / Dragic
SG - Martin / Lee
SF - Parsons / Morris
PF - Scola / Patterson
C - Howard / Camby
Not gonna happen.
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