The NBA free market in 2019 has come to an end.
There are only a very small number of teams left, and the remaining positions are still investigating fringe players in the NBA.
Whether it is the players or the team, what comes with high salaries is the high pressure on whether the players can “get their money’s worth” in the future.
So, which premium contracts have emerged this summer that have a better chance of becoming “poison” in the future?
Earlier, the author received this question in the background, so I wrote a special article to make an inventory.
First things first: Player prices in NBA free agency have pretty much returned to rationality this summer.
As we all know, in 2016, due to the surge in broadcast income, the salary cap of each team soared directly from about 70 million to 94 million, which means that each team has 24 million more available for no reason. The original salary space has bottomed out or even exploded.
The team, after being relieved, suddenly became a major player in reinforcements, because many small supporting actors received contracts with an average annual salary of over 10 million or even 20 million.
In the next few years, the NBA salary cap will continue to rise at a certain rate, and the players’ combat power and salary will gradually reach a new balance point.
(In today’s NBA, the starting salary of the middle class is more than 9 million U.S. dollars, and the basic salary of veterans has reached more than 2 million U.S. dollars)
In 2018, the power of the unfinished poison contract began to fully manifest, and the teams also realized this problem, which made 2018 a rare cold winter in the free market, because many of the contracts offered in 2018 were one-year
The starting point of this is to prepare the space before the super summer of 2019, that is, when the players signed in 2014 and 2015 become free again, they will have a crazy money fight together.
Therefore, most of the contracts offered by NBA teams this year are really accurate, and there will no longer be a situation where premium contracts are flying all over the sky.
When evaluating contracts offered this summer that have the potential to be poisonous or overpriced, there really aren’t many shortlisted candidates in my mind.
3. Tobias Harris (180 million in 5 years)
Last summer, Harris, who averaged 19 6 per game, rejected a 4-year $80 million early contract extension offered by the Clippers, decided to implement the final year option, and was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers in the middle of the coming season
At that time, many fans were puzzled by Harris’ decision, calling him “unwise” and overestimating themselves.
At that time, the author already recognized Harris’ approach and the wisdom of his behind-the-scenes team.
Harris’s courage to refuse the 80 million fat contract was not given by Liang Jingru, nor was it all supported by her own strength, but it smelled the breath of super summer.
As mentioned above, this summer, many teams will completely get rid of the hidden dangers of the poisonous contract left in 2016 and release a lot of space to sign people.
Harris entering the market at this time will definitely reap a much richer contract than the Clippers’ offer.
However, the author never thinks that Harris is a top-salary player. His strength is close to the offensive and defensive balance, and then he will play Melon Anthony with a 30% discount.
A slight premium is inevitable, and the maximum salary is acceptable, but if this contract is offered by the Philadelphia 76ers, it will greatly increase the potential [toxicity] of this contract.
The future core of the Philadelphia 76ers must be the [Double Emperors] combination.
Embiid’s contract has two years left to run, and after running, he must be a player who asks for a maximum salary. The Philadelphia 76ers also gave Simmons a five-year 170 million contract extension in advance this year.
Don’t forget that the 76ers also gave Horford a 4-year 109 million contract.
The salary issue for future team building is one aspect.
On the other hand, the reason why the author is not optimistic about this contract is because of Philadelphia’s system problems.
Harris has played power forward for most of his career, and now Philadelphia has recruited Horford to play the 4th position, so Harris, who is 2.06 meters tall and has poor lateral speed, is returning to the 3rd position.
The performance of the defensive end after the position is questionable.
Another point is that the Philadelphia system can’t provide Harris with too many opportunities to display his ball-handling talents. The decision to introduce Horford is equivalent to self-defeating Harris’ martial arts: he only needs to do well on the court: defense & three-pointers
& spaced out.
In addition, Harris’ three-point shooting performance also dropped from 40% to 32% last season.
In this case, Harris’ contract will become a heavy burden for Philadelphia’s future.
2. Boshen (183 million in 5 years)
Does anyone remember when the last time Boshen played in the NBA with a torn cruciate ligament?
The answer is, February 2018.
What kind of plane did Boshen make headlines last time?
Suspected of rape?
Trouble in a bar?
The lone traveler directly gave the sky-high contract of 158 million yuan to Boshen, which is not only a manifestation of love and cherishment of money, but also a relatively risky decision.
If the Mavericks’ management team thinks that Boshen was a star at the same level as Durant before the injury, or that Boshen who didn’t play a game is to the team what Thompson is to the Warriors, then I won’t say anything.
This European insider who has played for 4 seasons, his attendance rate is decreasing every season: 72 games, 65 games