The way he was playing for the second half of the season he definitely earned it. Call it a bargain comparing to what we see in today's contracts.
Half a season shouldn't earn you 50 million bucks over 5 years, but anyways as I said in the same such thread in the Raps forum the going rate for NBA bigs is very high these days so it comes as no surprise and has the potential to be a bargain depending on his continued improvement. But as of now no he has not earned it.
Not too bad of a deal on both sides, Bargnani showed signs last year reminds me of a young Dirk and if he turns out to become that then i'm sure Toronto would be happy. Calderon, Hedo & A.B. is a good core to work around, of course there are gunna lose Bosh but if they can pick up a big man with a defensive presence and a scorer at sg within the next few years they could be something to watch in the next few years
And adding 45 FG% and shooting 42% from three for a Center. His defence is far developed than most people think. He can defend todays Centers. He does that again next year and i am extremely happy especially for a big man who is only 23 years old. 10 Mil is not that max and i am preety sure if Bargnani got this team like how Bosh got this team after Carter left,all you here would be talking about Bargnani being worth the max.
Lakers were paying Odom, Gasol, and Bynum considerably more than that....
First off... Gasol is not a role player...
Secondly... They never signed Odom to that contract... the Heat did, & they signed him as an offensive focal point. And besides, Odom probably won't get a 5yr/$50M contract. And it's pretty easy to say right now Odom > Bargnani.
Third... Bynum is already proving he may be overpaid.