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Old 06-14-2006, 01:55 PM   #46
adamcz
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Took me a minute, but I found the other thread....
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Boozer - $12 mil.
Lafrentz - $10 mil.
Taylor - $9 mil.
Croshere - $9 mil.
Miller - $9 mil.
Ilgauskas - $9 mil.
Cato - $9 mil.
Okur - $8 mil.
Dalembert - $8 mil.
Dampier - $8 mil.
Camby - $8 mil.
Wright - $8 mil.
Foyle - $7 mil.
Nesterovic - $7 mil.
This is what big men get paid. In basketball, just like in the rest of the world, jobs pay according to the rarity of skills required for them. You might think that small forwards like Charlie are more important, and I might think that doctors and lawyers are more important, but the fact remains that the skills and size required to be an NBA bigman are more rare than those required to be a doctor, lawyer, or Charlie Villanueva.

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Originally Posted by doubletech
if you look around the league at teams who paid primo $$$ for centers that aren't worth it, you'll find that their team isn't doing well either.
Please.

Boozer - 41 wins
Lafrentz - 33 wins
Taylor - 23 wins
Croshere - 41 wins
Miller - 44 wins
Ilgauskas - 50 wins
Cato - 36 wins
Okur - 41 wins
Dalembert - 38 wins
Dampier - 60 wins
Camby - 44 wins
Wright - 49 wins
Foyle - 34 wins
Nesterovic - 63 wins

Control group (Toronto) - 27 wins


Average centers are worth $8 million in the NBA, and Magloire is above average. He will get paid 9 or 10, as he should. How can you possibly think it's "over" paid when it's simply the going rate? Playoff teams have centers and they pay them! Please argue against that!
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