Damn I'd rather keep afa and get a good center
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After the Hornets obtained forward Jason Smith from the Philadelphia 76ers in a trade in 2010, they did not pick up his option but still re-signed him before the start of last season when he agreed to a three-year deal that pays $2.5 million per season.
I wonder what we think Aminu's value is?
If the team was going to resign him, there's a bigger chance it'll be more expensive than picking up his option. Aminu can get Jason Smith's type of contract anywhere.
Vasquez was signed as insurance, if we were to lose him next season, we would be ultra thin at a very important position... We had SF on list of positions that we wanted to make a big sign for next season so we might be on that route or we'll just see what AFA does this season and offer him a decent multi deal, I mean we do have Miller who could start or back up the big acquisition... as far as X goes... He's outta here!
I think smith is getting 2.5/year now, correct?
That link doesn't show you his option because we declined it. It only showed you his new contract. If you're risk losing him over a 1 million or less, it says a lot about him and the future with the team right? I'm still feeling that we're freeing up money to go after a FA next summer.
It's not hard to see that a guy like Aminu is a stopgap and isn't worth keeping longterm. With Miller destined to be a quality back up SF, the most logical move to make is to grab a starting caliber SF on the market.
Aminu is a defensive specialist at best. Nothing more. Based on his production so far in the league, he's not worth more than a minimum salary. Same as X. Smart move by Demps. If Aminu wants to stay, he can, but the team is looking at better long-term option especially one who will help offensively which Aminu cannot. Henry is in real trouble since he hasn't proven to do anything well in this league.
A lot of teams spent a lot of money this past offseason and the new luxury tax penalties are about to kick in. I think the spending on free agents takes a drastic decline starting this offseason and that may be a major reason why they didn't pick up the option on Aminu, with the assumption they could bring him back for cheaper if they wanted to keep him beyond this season.
When do we have to decide on Lopez's option for next year?
Well this should be a fire under Aminu's butt. If he earns it...he will get a new deal. But it's apparent we will be signing a quality SF in offseason.