I don't know about the MAX contract, but it couldn't hurt. With the season he's having this year, he should have one of the 5 largest contracts in the NBA.
“It’s not just how great a player Paul is,” director of basketball operations Danny Ainge said. “You have to look and see how he’s developed as a leader and how the young guys look up to him and follow him.
“We just want Paul to stay around, and I’ll sit down with him and his agent this summer to talk about an extension.”
A max deal would not really be much more than he's getting now. Plus Bakers contract coming off the books would cover the difference.“There’s going to be a lot of things to think about,” Pierce said. “But I’m not really ready for all that yet. It’d be great to stay in one place my whole career, but in the back of every player’s mind, you have to be thinking about what it’d be like to be a free agent one time. Then again, you never know what can happen. I really shouldn’t talk too much about it until I really sit down and think about it. I just know this is going to be a big summer for me.”
That would mean a max contract.TAllen42 said:I don't know about the MAX contract, but it couldn't hurt. With the season he's having this year, he should have one of the 5 largest contracts in the NBA.
A new max will give Paul around 14M per season and in the end end up at around 20 or so million. It would just ruin the team from getting good players around him.ZWW said:Hmmm, it if was between letting Paul go or paying him max dollars, I'd pay up. Guys like him are too rare to come by in my opinion and this season he's lived up to the hype.
Yes, it'll end at 16 million, and if I'm correct the new "max" would start at around 14 and make it's way up to 19/20 million.P-Dub34 said:Isn't P getting the max already?
just like it was impossible for the spurs to put a team around duncan with him making the max?aquaitious said:If they offer Pierce the max, it will be impossible to put a team around him.
No, just like it's impossible for the TWolves to put a competitive team around KG.Delontes Herpes said:just like it was impossible for the spurs to put a team around duncan with him making the max?
if you would like to see the celtics become the hawks, that's fine, but i personally would rather not see it.
he'll make twice as much as someone who's market value is $8 mill, but he will be far more valuable that twice as valuable.
it's a no brainer...the C's need to pay him whatever it takes to keep him around.
It's almost impossible when you don't have anything to work with. The Celtics have 2/3 young guys that are worth something, trading them away will not do anything. We cannot get what we need for them.Delontes Herpes said:the wolves haven't able to surround KG with adequate talent because their FO is incompetent
It's much easier building around a big man than it is building around a guard. How many great big man do we have in the league right now that can lead their team to victory?i'm not comparing pierce to duncan...just pointing out that the spurs haven't had much trouble putting an adequate supporting cast around him.
Just wondering, who are the other top 19 guys? Are 12 of them a SG/SF?and please don't tell me that you seriously consider a top 20 player in the league to be "a dime a dozen"
no, i would like to see my team succeed.i_like_the_hawks said:i hope he gets signed to another team because the Celtics are farther away from contending than they have been in decades. wouldent you want the player who has done so much for your team go on and succeed? i know i would if the hawks had a player like him. Most likley though the Celtics will resign him and become the seattle sonics.