Originally Posted by choppsboy
If Tony leads this team to a championship, he is a max player. If we pay him as Duncan leaves it doesn't destroy the team.
If we win a championship, but it isn't clear that Tony lead us there, or if we don't win a championship, Tony doesn't deserve max money.
It is that simple.
I would rather he somehow step up and prove to the naysayers that he can lead the team to a championship, and that we reward him with a max contract.
Tim Duncan leads this team. Parker is noone without Duncan, period, conversation over. How many rings has Parker lead us to? None. He leads nothing.
He'll be on a team that would make the playoffs without him this year.