Originally Posted by hawkfan
7.5 million per season for his first contract after his rookie contract for his skill level, athleticism and potential for improvement at that time was worth it. And the Hawks had no other realistic options.
That said, he had his run, and it was time to trade him.
His potential was never that crazy and he hadn't shown enough to warrant that extension, considering the other players you had on the team and the contracts that you were gonna extend to them. It was a bad move.