Originally Posted by AKADS
Donald Sterling has never traded a first round pick since he has owned the Clippers don't see him doing it now.
Problem with the Raptors young talent is they are all role players and anyone not on their rookie contract is over paid.
Yeah it's a dream scenario (for a fan who doesn't have to pay Baron's salary). Realistically you can't have Bayless, Baron, Calderon, AND Kyrie Irving or Brandon Knight. It's just too much even if you're doing it to get the pick.
And on the other part, meh.
- Bargnani makes 10 million on average, which isn't great but isn't terrible.
- Amir makes 5.5 million on average (before incentives), which is overpaid but not crippling for an awesome bench big.
- Kleiza makes 4.5 million on average. Once again it's a decent deal in my opinion.
That's it really. All okay contracts that should be a little lower. The only BAD contract is Calderon, who makes 10 million instead of the 3-4 million he deserves.
Barbosa - 7.5 million next year if he opts in. He has a player option. If he opts in it's a bad deal, and this is very
likely. Even with the opt in he's an expirer next year.
Peja - expirer
Reggie - expirer
J. Wright - expirer
Bayless - 3 million
DeRozan - 3 million
E. Davis - 2.5 million
Weems - 850 thousand
Dorsey - 850 thousand
Alabi - 750 thousand
So really Calderon is their only bad contract past next year, and Barbosa is their only bad contract past this year. Then Bargnani, Amir and Kleiza are slightly overpaid, but all 25 and young and no health issues. You could argue Bargnani is worth his contract. Same with Kleiza and Amir.