I, too, don’t think Smith is worth max because he is inconsistent. Yes, he puts up nice numbers (occasionally) but he has a lot of low games like ‘where did he go’ type. I liked him at one time, but once I heard ‘max’ in conjunction with salary, I’ve backed off. There’s been a comparison between him and Jefferson and I’d take Jefferson first, only because Jefferson hasn’t proclaimed to want ‘max’ salary. I think if Jefferson were sided with his idol TD and got to know and play with him, TD might be able to act as buffer between player and management to come to an agreeable middle, for the sake of the team, when salary is negotiated. I may be dreaming but what the hell.
Basketball is not an equal opportunity game. If you can't shoot it well, you don't get to shoot. -- Bob Donewald