Originally Posted by Xiao Yao You
Funny how the owners complain about losing so much money but than they start throwing around these horrible contracts again. Chandler has had 3 good years. Never had 2 good years in a row.
12 or 13 for Nene makes a lot more sense than close to max.
Chandler is merely a consolation prize for the players they want but won't get (Paul, Howard). Considering that they gave him 14.5 mil per year AND they have to cut Billups to make room for him means he's quite an expensive silver medal.
But it's an arms race in the East, and being that Miami picked up Battier and Curry New York had to sell the idea that they are keeping pace. Will be interesting to see if Chicago feels the need to play the same game.