Gordon can't play 99% of games the next 2 season, win MVP next year and throne will still not be satisfied. It's no use in wasting the time.
It'd be a good start. But he's gotta cure world hunger and perfect a non-polluting fuel source then.
I know a lot of people are mad at Gordon for being injured, but that doesn't make him "mentally weak." That doesn't even make any sense. If anything, Gordon is a mentally strong player who exudes confidence, swagger, and the willingness to take (and make) shots at the end of the the game.
Gordon and Demps did the smart thing which was to rehab correctly until he is healthy enough to play. It's that simple. They did the right thing, so get over it.
1st I had that opinion well before Harden was dealt so making that connect couldn't be anymore false. The point is why would a GM play hardball with his franchise player? People are bringing up Wade. Even with his injury history anybody think Riley would let Wade hit the open market just to save what was what about a million and a half per season?
I won't sit here and pretend that I know what offers where on the table for Gordon. However there were teams interested. However I predicted that at last one team would offer Gordon a max deal. It was a weak FA class and players that were in Gordons' talent range had been given max deals in recent years.
Hopefully Gordon can remain healthy and lead this team to respectability. We are most likely stuck with him for better or worse. However I don't ever recall saying Demps was an idiot. He's made a ton of quality deals as our GM. However that doesn't mean I should think every transaction is a good one.
If it were your 6 million you would sing a different tune. Shrewd businessmen do not pay 6 million more simply to avoid drama. That is the line of thinking that will have your cap situation f'd up in a hurry
1. Hornets took risk to let him see what he could get on the outside market and had to pay more. They also risked making gordon feeling underappreciated, warnted or not.
2. Phx took a risk when they signed him because they knew the Hornets could match, so in order to create larger odds for them to receive Gordon, they had him make the statement and probably overpaid by a bit.
3. Gordon took risk to alienate Hornets fans if they matched by making the statement , but ended up with 6 million dollars more.
I'm not mad at anyone for this, but DeThone's point is if Dell would have just offered him 500k more per year, which is pretty insignificant in concerns to this deal the hornets could have avoided 3 risk: Overpaying by more than 500k, making Gordon feel somewhate underappreciated and Gordon losing the fans. This is where he has a point. I think DaThone has some more radical views that i don't agree with, but this one he absolutely has a point and is right on this issue. Was all of this melodrama worth 500k a year? Worse yet is it cost them more than the initial 500k. Part of a discussion is being able to be shown facts and understand if you're right or wrong, and if either party is unwilling to budge from your initial assessment, then the discussion is worthless.