Originally Posted by MRJONESIII
If they pay Manu and Splitter that much, I'll be pretty upset. Not to mention Bonner too! Tiago still isn't that good to me.... No jumped, extremely limited post moves and not that great a shot blocker. Manu, maybe 5-6 million, and Splitter the same. Not to comfy on Tiago being there after Duncan. The time is now to build for Tony and Leonard,even Green.
i agree with Mr. Jones.
Manu DOUBLE Green's salary with his play? that's insane. even if Manu were to play 4 brilliant 2005-like vintage games for the Finals, Green's the one that's been carrying the defensive burden and shooting burden for the majority of the season and 3 rounds of the playoffs. you don't pay Manu double his salary for 1/3 (at best) the work.
Tiago at $10 million is borderline insane too. he's shown nothing on both ends of the floor (keyword: both) to justify that. if he's just a defensive presence, you pay him half of that. he's a role player, you don't pay him as a superstar (with this CBA anyway).