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Sources: Miami not offering Dragic max salary?

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by Carl Herrera, Jun 21, 2015.

  1. Carl Herrera

    Carl Herrera Contributing Member

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    http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/13122962/miami-heat-plan-offer-goran-dragic-5-year-80-million-deal

     
  2. J Sizzle

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    They shouldn't. Dragic ain't worth 20 mil a year.
     
  3. Duncan McDonuts

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    5 years / $80 mil is a bit more than Dragic is worth, but that's a fair deal for him to stay in Miami. With the cap increasing and guard play becoming increasingly more important, Dragic has a self-inflated sense of worth, but some team is dumb enough to pay him that.
     
  4. Jontro

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    Dragon is worth more than the max. Miami should pay the man.
     
  5. smoothie

    smoothie Jabari Jungle

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    so you're saying there's a chance?!
     
  6. count_dough-ku

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    Maybe Pat Riley is finally coming to his senses. Does he wanna rebuild or just keep an aging core together that'll never achieve more than a lower playoff seed and maybe an occasional first round upset?
     
  7. smoothie

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    he's stuck until wade retires. fans will revolt if they lose wade in free agency this year. pat has to pay him. but $20M to play half a season, that's being stuck in mediocrity. bosh, another $20M with potential long term health issues and a history of mediocrity as the #1 guy... whiteside is a keeper, he will help win games since becoming one of the best bigs in the east overnight. deng will most likely opt in for this season and choose to become a FA during the 2016 cap boom.

    so why not pay dragic? you're stuck with talent at every other position. not enough talent to win anything, but too much to tank. until wade retires and they can get out of bosh's contract, there's no point in tanking.
     
  8. Mkieke

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    This 'discount', meaning anything below the max, should free up some cap to extend Wade at a higher salary while keeping them players in 2016 FA. Also, a Wade/Dragic/Deng (I think he's still on the team?)/Bosh/Whiteside is a very good starting lineup. Good defense, good offense. Just no bench.
     
  9. larsv8

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    They also have white sides impending deal to worry about.
     
  10. count_dough-ku

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    I agree about there being no point in tanking. Not after they gave up all those future first rounders to get Dragic.
     
  11. i3artow i3aller

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    <iframe width="640" height="385" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/t71IqHJOqgE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
     
  12. Hippieloser

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    But... but... his brand! :(
     
  13. Ariza4MVP

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    This is a total injustice. How can they deny a top 10 player his rightful max salary. He's the future of this league.
     
  14. hooroo

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    He'll get 10-12M/yr from some team but not a max max deal
     
  15. RedRedemption

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    I bet Miami panic offers Dragic a max contract if/when Wade leaves.
     
  16. hooroo

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    I get the feeling Miami aren't even offering the rumored 16M/yr deal Stein is reporting. Agent "leaking" info to try and drive up his price.
     
  17. cebu

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    that's good for 2, including his trash brother.
     
  18. DonatasFanboy

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    10-12 mil will be barely above the midlevel by the third year of Dragic's contract... No chance.
     
  19. Newlin

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    And just think. Dragic was an unknown scrub until the Rockets traded for him and gave him an opportunity to play. Now he's going to make 80-100 million.
     
  20. DonatasFanboy

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    He wasn't an unknown scrub. He was very hyped up after Suns' playoffs.
     

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