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THRILLHO
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Bill Simmons: EG 4th worst contract in NBA

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4. Eric Gordon: four years, $58.4 million His missed games starting with his rookie year in 2008: 4, 20, 26, 57, 37 (and counting). You'd have to be doing drugs to deal for that monstrosity of a contract; I'd need to see one full healthy season from him before I considered it. Could the Chris Paul trade have worked out any worse for New Orleans? They ended up with a possible lemon (Gordon), a few months of Chris Kaman (long gone), a year and a half of Al-Farouq Aminu (leaving after this season), and a lottery pick they turned into Austin Rivers (who generated some "historically bad" buzz over the holidays before breaking his hand last week). That's Reason No. 479 why you should ALWAYS swap a bunch of promising young guys, draft picks and whatever else for a Guaranteed Sure Thing, whether it's real sports or fantasy sports. If you're turning quarters and dimes into a dollar, you do it. And you do it without blinking.


I think he's missing that the trade went a long way in our getting AD, but whatever. Don't really disagree with anything else he said. Hopefully he can turn things around.

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Broski
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re: Bill Simmons: EG 4th worst contract in NBA
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I think he's missing that the trade went a long way in our getting AD,


Ehhh, but even then, it still has nothing to do with the contract we gave him.


saintsfan92612
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a year and a half of Al-Farouq Aminu (leaving after this season)


Image: http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/I_has_a_sad.gif
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danman6336
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re: Bill Simmons: EG 4th worst contract in NBA
Sounds about right


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JayJay2
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re: Bill Simmons: EG 4th worst contract in NBA
5 pages.


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eyeran
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re: Bill Simmons: EG 4th worst contract in NBA
He's being way too nice to Hibbert. He got a max deal and is shooting 43% at 7'2"

Jan Vessley has 86 fouls and 94 points this season. OUCH!!! Mega Bust


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saintsfan22
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re: Bill Simmons: EG 4th worst contract in NBA
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His missed games starting with his rookie year in 2008: 4, 20, 26, 57, 37 (and counting).

I'd be nice if he'd at least play up to his contract in the games he plays.


MrWiseGuy
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re: Bill Simmons: EG 4th worst contract in NBA
Phoenix better not sign Bynum!

They need to take that top-5 pick and turn it into their "Cornerstone."


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TigerinATL
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I'd be nice if he'd at least play up to his contract in the games he plays.


He's clearly still recovering. I think the best we can hope for is he gets back to 100% over the summer and stays healthy through the trade deadline.


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Lester Earl
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re: Bill Simmons: EG 4th worst contract in NBA
To be fair, he's one of 1 or 2 guys in the top 20 with age & upside still on his side.

It's bad right now, but I disagree it being # 4


ShoeBang
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re: Bill Simmons: EG 4th worst contract in NBA
It's really only bad if he never lives up to it.


MrWiseGuy
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re: Bill Simmons: EG 4th worst contract in NBA
Well, through 62 games so far, it's been a complete fricking failure


GeauxPack81
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re: Bill Simmons: EG 4th worst contract in NBA
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Look, I don't love the contracts for Marcus Thornton (three years, $24.5 million), Tayshaun Prince (three years, $21.7 million), Al Harrington (three years, $21.4 million), Brandon Bass (three years, $20.3 million), Big Baby Davis (three years, $19.4 million),


At least LSU guys are getting paid
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BayouBengal0505
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re: Bill Simmons: EG 4th worst contract in NBA
I personally still think we would of never got AD without all of the negatives that happen. Plus if Eric Gordon stays healthy and we trade him for Klay Thompson in the summer, I consider it a success.


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rt3
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re: Bill Simmons: EG 4th worst contract in NBA
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At least LSU guys are getting paid

you forgot one more on the list...

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Category 4: Future Amnesty Candidates

I need my atrocious contracts to rot away on someone's salary cap like a bad piece of fruit. So it's bitterly disappointing that the following teams have their amnesties left for the following players: the Lakers (Metta World Amnesty Clause: two years, $15 million); Miami (Mike Miller: three years, $18.6 million);7 Milwaukee (Drew Gooden: three years, $20.2 million); Toronto (Linas Kleiza: two years, $9.2 million); Sacramento (John Salmons: two years, $15.7 million); and especially Charlotte (Tyrus Thomas: three years, $26.1 million), who pulled off the Double Atrocious GM Whammy of (a) trading a future lottery pick for an overrated player, and (b) giving that overrated player a ludicrous extension that they'd eventually have to amnesty.


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geauxtigers87
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re: Bill Simmons: EG 4th worst contract in NBA
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Al-Farouq Aminu


restricted isn't he?


Cap Crunch
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WB504
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re: Bill Simmons: EG 4th worst contract in NBA
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Al-Farouq Aminu




restricted isn't he?


Unrestricted. We declined his team option for next year at the beginning of the season.
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geauxtigers87
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re: Bill Simmons: EG 4th worst contract in NBA
ahh, i knew we declined the option, but i thought we still had his rights damn


TigerinATL
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i thought we still had his rights damn


There will not be a big market for Aminu. At best he'll get the MLE but I think it's more likely the Hornets can keep him with a Jason Smith style $2-3 million per, team option laden deal if they so choose.


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