2010 free agents. how many deserve a max contract?

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out of the 2010 free agents, how many players do you think command a max contract. Not who will get one, but who you feel deserves one without hesitation. Many teams have killed themselves by giving a player massive amounts of money. A lot of these guys are getting older. Who would you give MAX money?

LeBron James, Kobe, Dwyane Wade, Paul Pierce, Amare Stoudemire, Dirk Chris Bosh. Nowitzki, Yao Ming, Joe Johnson, Ray Allen, Tracy McGrady, shaq,  Richard Jefferson, Michael Redd, Steve Nash, Manu Ginobili, Josh Howard, John Salmons, Kenyon Martin, Marcus Camby.

i say lebron, wade, and kobe are the only ones i would give max without hesitation. (yes even though kobe is older)

the ones i'm not sure about are amare and bosh. They are on the bubble to me. I don't think it's wise for then to be built around. i think they should be an incredible number 2 option.

paul pierce, dirk, johnson and the rest i don't think command max money in the "new" league we are headed into. you know the fiscally responsible GM's
money is tight these days who knows what's gonna happen with the CBA.
 
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Well we all know its a no brainer that lebron is the cream of the crop within the free agent class of 2010 and of course is deserving of a max contract, but i got a gut feeling that if he intends to resign with cleveland, he WILL NOT sign a max deal. The most he'll probably sign is 3-4 years max. Reason of course is because he wants to keep the cavs organization on their toes and A game. We all know he has dan gilbert and danny ferry by the balls 
 

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DubA169 wrote: [hr][/hr]what you don't like talking about the off season for some reason?

because its not the off season....


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Wade, bosh and bron

if Dirk and Kobe opt out then them also

guys like Joe Johnson, Amare and Rudy gay wil get one but they shouldn't. Well maybe not Rudy but he will come close
 
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Of the likely free agents: LeBron, Wade and I guess Bosh.

I think Kobe will work out an extension over the summer and Dirk will take less than the max to allow flexibility for the Mavs.
 
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Should:

LeBron
Wade
Amare
Bosh
Dirk / Kobe (If the opt out)

Everyone else shouldn't... I do see Joe Johnson & Rudy Gay getting close to a max deal though.
 
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Originally Posted by DubA169

Originally Posted by Do Be Doo

DubA169 wrote: [hr][/hr]what you don't like talking about the off season for some reason?
because its not the off season....


  
that ain't why




That's exactly why. You and the other Knick fans are the only ones worried about what these 'big name free agents' do. Nobody is losing sleep but you...you stay up to 4am posting about Summer 2010...
 
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Why would Dirk take less? Better yet why would his agent let him take less? This is proably the last year of big money deals with NBA
looking to do a new cba with cheaper deals
 
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Originally Posted by Bigmike23

Why would Dirk take less? Better yet why would his agent let him take less? This is proably the last year of big money deals with NBA
looking to do a new cba with cheaper deals
I'm not saying he should, but he has hinted he would over the last few months.

Manu Ginobili will be an interesting case this summer. He's going to be 33 and past his prime, but he can still put up numbers. I know the Spurs love him, but if they flame out in the playoffs I'm not sure if they want to commit to him long term. He could be a valuable third option for a team. 
 
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Originally Posted by Animal Thug1539

Originally Posted by DubA169

Originally Posted by Do Be Doo

DubA169 wrote: [hr][/hr]what you don't like talking about the off season for some reason?
because its not the off season....


  
that ain't why

That's exactly why. You and the other Knick fans are the only ones worried about what these 'big name free agents' do. Nobody is losing sleep but you...you stay up to 4am posting about Summer 2010...
what are you gonna post about if your boo leaves town? oh that's right, you can't type after you commit suicide.
 
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I mean this dude literally loses sleep over Lebron...check it:



"Dont make me expose you to those who don't know you"
  
 
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who's worse. me not being able to sleep so i post on niketalk or you going through my history like a groupie?

this question wasn't all about your boy boy. so go away if you don't wana discuss anything
 
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Originally Posted by DubA169

who's worse. me not being able to sleep so i post on niketalk or you going through my history like a groupie?

this question wasn't all about your boy boy. so go away if you don't wana discuss anything

History? What history?

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Originally Posted by Bigmike23

Why would Dirk take less? Better yet why would his agent let him take less? This is proably the last year of big money deals with NBA
looking to do a new cba with cheaper deals

he has said that team comes firsts and if the team needs extra money
to sign a good player than he will opt out and take less.

Plus he's also said that he does not care about money and that he already has enough.
 
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Something to think about:
[table][tr][td]Cap space following 2010 Trade Deadline [/td][/tr][tr][td][table][tr][td]TEAM[/td][td]SALARY[/td][td]AMOUNT UNDER[/td][/tr][tr][td]New York[/td][td]$21,571,737[/td][td]$32,028,263[/td][/tr][tr][td]New Jersey[/td][td]$27,170,659[/td][td]$26,429,341[/td][/tr][tr][td]Miami[/td][td]$32,254,326[/td][td]$21,345,674[/td][/tr][tr][td]Washington[/td][td]$34,454,130[/td][td]$18,943,379[/td][/tr][tr][td]Chicago[/td][td]$35,662,116[/td][td]$17,937,884[/td][/tr][tr][td]Sacramento[/td][td]$36,454,130[/td][td]$17,145,870[/td][/tr][tr][td]L.A. Clippers[/td][td]$38,235,273[/td][td]$15,364,727[/td][/tr][tr][td]Minnesota[/td][td]$41,004,156[/td][td]$12,595,844[/td][/tr][tr][td]Oklahoma City[/td][td]$42,104,151[/td][td]$11,495,849[/td][/tr][/table][/td][/tr][tr][td]Projected salary cap for next season is ~$53.6 million.[/td][/tr][/table]
 
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Originally Posted by Animal Thug1539

Originally Posted by DubA169

who's worse. me not being able to sleep so i post on niketalk or you going through my history like a groupie?

this question wasn't all about your boy boy. so go away if you don't wana discuss anything

History? What history?

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