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Monday, July 16, 2007

Is Rashard Lewis Overpaid?

John Denton from Florida Today answers that and many other questions raised on Rashard Lewis's signing. Here is the link:

http://www.floridatoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070712/COLUMNISTS0304/707120336/1063/sports&GID=U6/GMCTpI9u8gdxxIKz3yI4UiA/dlaWtE8fUOiI1erY%3D

5 Comments:

  • At 5:35 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    The answer's obviously YES. The top 5 or 6 players at each position are probably the only one's who deserve max deals,BUT in the magic's case it was smart to overpay for the best free-agent on the market because like denton said someone else would have.

     
  • At 6:57 PM, Blogger Matt said…

    I never believed that Rashard was overpaid. He was paid based on what market dictated. However, I had my views known on what was my idea of going about the business of improving the magic roster. Does + Rashard - Darko = Better Magic? The answer is affirmative in a black or white world, but the situation could have been handled a lot better in a world where shades of grey are prevalent over black or white.

     
  • At 11:16 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    The good thing about Rashard is that he is just reaching his prime, and will be in his prime for at least the length of the contract.

    I think this was a lot smarter than what the Bulls did last year, overpaying for an aging, past-his-prime center in Ben Wallace. Did Wallace help improve the Bulls? Yes, but they were eliminated in the second round, where the Pistons exposed their weaknesses. Wallace had many outstanding games, but also several games in which he wasn't a factor at all. Next season, Big Ben will probably be even less of a factor; whereas with Rashard, he should keep continuing to improve.

     
  • At 4:41 PM, Blogger Matt said…

    Talking about overpay, the reports are indicating that Otis is willing to pay Jameer 6 million a year on an extension. This is the same GM who wanted Darko to prove his worth. Jameer had one of his worst years during the last season and, in my view, should prove his worth first. In all honesty, I feel that Keyon is a better PG to play in a fast paced offense. Using Keyon as a starter also accommodates J.J.'s starting at 2 since we don't have to deal with double defensive liability at guards' position. Even at this point, I am OK with Jameer being packaged with Hedo and Garrity for a trade to get a decent Big. The PG position would be fine with Keyon, Carlos and my be Travis.

     
  • At 8:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Lewis was overpaid. While he is a good shooter, Hedo Turkoglu plays his same position. The Magic should have spent the money on getting several key back court players, including a major upgrade to their PG spot.

     

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