a restricted FA, im curious as to what fellow fans feel he is worth. whats the max offer you would match if a team were to sign him to an offer sheet?
next season we are around $39.9m to start if pierce doesnt retire. add in the two 1st round draft picks and thats another $2.4m or so (we will leave out 2nd rounders for now as they are non-guarenteed) and we are at $42.3m. if the cap is $62m as ive seen rumored that leaves us $17.7m to spend.
add to this that i fully expect bass to opt out and try for a longer deal at more money so our cap space will likely drop even more. im 98% sure ray allen will not be back. KG i believe will be but will he take a ray like discount?
i expect ainge to draft 2 bigs in the draft, in fact if i had my say it would be fab melo and festus ezeli. ainge always seems to go after the same guys every year so i fully expect him to try and sign oj mayo. a trio of rondo, mayo, bradley could be a very good backcourt.
and so if a team offers stiemsa say 4 years $10m do you match? what would be your top offer for him if you were ainge?
myself i like him, he's developed a decent amount but i dont see him getting much better. he is what he is i guess you could say. the only think that i think might change is the refs giving him more slack next season. so i myself wouldnt offer him more than $2m a season or so