Originally Posted by DatZNasty
I would let him walk before giving him 18m annually, especially since their owner is adamant about not paying luxury tax (and arguably rightfully so since their attendance is always abysmal). When the extension kicks in the 14/15 season, they'll be paying Hibbert 14.9mil, West 12mil, Hill 8mil in addition to George's ~18mil or whatever it comes out to with the raises and I guess incentives built in.
well that would be dumb.
he is a max player, plain and simple, if you're a small market team like Indianan if you manage to draft your way into elite talent you retain them at whatever the cost.
Cap space simply isn't worth a whole lot to a team like indiana.
You can either have Paul George, one of the 20 guys that actually make a difference in this league or you can overpay mid tier players and get eliminated in the second round every year.