Why franchise anybody? Get the F'N deals done.
Duke $40-45 mil $20 guaranteed over 4 years.
Goldson $25-30 mil 8 mil guaranteed over 3
Manny$35-40 mil with $15 guaranteed over 4 years
Alex is the only guy that is a
because he is in his final year and it's not certain one way or the other how this plays out. But if he's successful, then we gotta keep him. I would use the tag on him, but that's dependent on whether or not the new CBA has a tag allowance in it. From what I've been hearing, there is a good chance the players are going to get the tag yanked. Too many teams have barred good players from getting a reasonable deal done just by dropping the Franchis tag on them. If they get injured it could affect their livelihood. Yeah they get top 5 money but if I'm a player I would not be happy with that if it could mean I get a career ender and have no protection or guarantee in my favor.
In any case next year is an uncapped year. Get the big money contracts out of the way right now. Don't go insane but give the guys that deserve a lucrative contract their money and do it up front to protect yourself if and when the Cap is reinstated. The players have been their for this team. To a man they have. And now people are whining like it's THEIR money. It's not us paying for it. Oh we may see an increase in ticket prices, but we ain't paying it. I have faith that Parage will negotiate favorable contracts for everyone concerned.
Alex on the other hand is just gonna have to wait til he proves that he's the guy. I think that he will, but you never know. I just don't think that it's as big a deal as it's being made out to be.