There’s an old adage that’s popular amongst NBA front office people in reference to overpaying a player and messing up the “market” it goes “All it takes is one asshole”. Cleveland just has to be those assholes,but I guess its fitting for how shitty their decision making has been ALBJ (After LeBron).
According to reports The Cavs plan to give Utah wing Gordon Hayward a max deal worth 63 million over 4 years, that’s about 15 mil per.
Even M.C. Hammer thinks that’s a waste of money.
Don’t get me wrong I believe that Hayward is a nice player, actually he is better than you think. He is a guy that last year put up 16-5-5 and at 6’9” 220 he is probably a bigger dude than you realize. Hayward has the potential to one day be the third banana on a championship caliber team. His efficient ability to score and above average skill at passing the ball make him a valuable asset and as a 6’9” SG his defense while not particularly good is serviceable enough not to be a detriment to his team.
Of course when I say the “One Day” he will be able to be a #3 on a contender, I caution that today is not that day.
Before the free agency period I predicted that Hayward should be paid about 11 million per year on a 4 year deal, but also noting that with his Restricted Free Agent status the team that gets him would probably end up over paying for his services.
63 million for Gordon Hayward isn’t overpaying, that’s lunacy.
With so many teams having the ability to carve out 10 million or more in cap space- about 15- these are the types of offers that we are going to see all summer. It wasn’t a matter of if but more so when, would some team step to the plate and pony up the big underserved bucks to a player and ruin the market for the entire league.
Thanks, Assholes. – Glass¤