I agree with geewiz completely he will be a formidable running mate with dwight for the next 10 years. make jokes now but he will crush our teams if he continues to develop. If you guys checked boxscores during his time with orlando you'd know what im talking about, regardless of how he does it he could put up 10-5-2-2 pretty regularly last year.
At least Nene has done SOMETHING. Darko has literally done NOTHING. Literally. He hasn't done anything. Nothing. Zero.....
You gonna pay Darko for zero?
WTF has Nene done, his career high was 12 pts, and that's on 30 minutes. Darko last year with the Magic had almost 8 pts in 20 minutes, and with a new role and team. Just face it, if Nene can get 60 million, then Darko should get it. Darko potential and skills will land him a contract close to Nene's, and if Orlando is lucky enough to get him for 5/40 million, they should sign it ASAP.
all Darko needs to do to earn a contract worth 8+ million per year is show further imporvement on what he did with the magic during hte second haf of last year - averaged:
7.6 at .507, 4.1, 2.0 bpg if that becomes
12, 6, 3 over a full season he'll get a Nene deal for sure (those are similar numbers to Nene or Dalembert) if he does much better than those numbers someone with cap space will offer him the max next summer.
Neither the Magic nor Darko will want to sign him up this year - Darko for fear of being underpaid, Magic for fear of overpaying.
This is getting funny. He's NOT gonna be maxed out. HE HASN'T DONE ANYTHING. Players who do nothing don't get maxed out....he'll be lucky if he gets more than 5 mil a year....
seriously have you seen the money CRAP USELESS DO NOTHING centres get paid in the nba. Adonal Foyle got a 5 year contract starting at $6 million as a 28yo... Darko isn't going to get that at 22years of age?