I get tired of hearing this too. Stack shot 31% that series. Who cares how aggressive or how much swagger he had?
Better to go down swinging than to curl up in a ball and die. There are times in life when you're going to lose, and there's nothing you can do about it, but you can always decide how
you compete. Go down fighting and you never have to worry about what might have been.
As for the deal, that's a little bit high for a 6th man, but it's not horribly riduculous. I don't think the Mavs are trying to get under the cap anytime soon, so it shouldn't much matter.