This just emphasizes a law of the modern NBA: Teams in small markets absolutely can not overpay for role players. Anything more than $3-4 million for role starters is too much. Like I mentioned in my last post, if you get the superstars, you can fill up your team easily. At $5 million, that is MLE-type of money, and spending all that on one player means he is good enough to put you over some sort of hump. I don't see any of these guys being that guy.
I just heard today on PTI that Anthony Morrow was a great move by the Nets. Make no doubt, the dude can shoot, and Devin Harris/Brook Lopez should be drawing many defenders into the paint. Thing is, shooting is all he can do. This is another example of NBA teams over-valuing role players.ReplyDelete