Originally Posted by Spurd_On
Splitter was too big of an investment time wise to get him to this point. He will be back. Witness the off-season re-signings. They will do everything in their power to keep the successful pieces to their team project intact and Splitter is a part of that. No one even knows as yet what Oden has to offer if anything. Sam Bowie was the first pick in the draft at one time too.
problem with Splitter is that he's excelling on a contract year while disappointing by a lot his first 2 years. you don't want to break the bank on a big who isn't a force in the paint and is more finesse even on shots he should throw down.
what if another team offers Splitter a huge deal? his qualifying offer is $4.9 million and a bad team could easily offer him $4-5 million more.
remember we also are signing Aron Baynes and that's 4 legit bigs who will want minutes if you keep Splitter. Baynes signed for too low of a salary for what's reported to be a multi year deal. you have to give the kid a due diligence to prove himself for that.