Amir signing is being delayed

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  1. mikhail1973

    mikhail1973 All-Star Administrator 1x Fantasy Champion

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    From our favorite McCoskey:
    Billups signs 5-year contract

    Could San Antonio possibly mess up things here too? Joe will match, but at what cost?
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    That's interesting...I wonder if we are going to end up getting Koncak'ed a little bit.

    If the Spurs have decided Amir is who they want, this could get expensive. Or did they read the 3 yr/10 mil offer in the press and decide that they would easily go 3/12 or 4/16 for that kind of potential...so why not test Joe's resolve?

    Either way, I'll take the Spurs interest as validation of Amir's potential. I trust their evaluation of talent way over some anonymous "bench coaches" who don't think Amir is going to be that good. Assuming that whole report wasn't part of a disinformation campaign...
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    Tally, I agree totally with your line of thought here.
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    This is probably just Duffy working another million or two for his client.
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    For the Pistons sake, I hope we pay him more and give him at least another year. And we should be able to add a fifth year at the team's option. A good healthy sum Amir would be glad to play for, and that we would gladly pay-if he turns out to be as good as we think he is. In this way, the Pistons will be set for a long time up front without having to worry about breaking the bank any time soon.
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    I agree. The longer, the better, in my opinion. I think Duffy is pushing for 3 years and Joe D is leaning towards 4-5. Negotiations are somewhat under the radar, but we may look back in a year or two and see that this was one of the biggest deals in Piston franchise history. I think Amir will be an All-Star someday. Sign me up for the AHOF club.
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    :cheerleader: GET AMIR HERE!!!!!
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    I think this pretty much confirms the "hiding" theory.

    The Pistons are trying to tie a guy up for 5 years when he played 100 minutes last season and was relegated to the D-League??? And it's not like he's done anything since then (like played in Europe).

    So, I guess if I were him, I'd be negotiating pretty hard (ie telling the Spurs how much he'd help them). We have been consciously damaging his market value to keep the competition away. Why should he be loyal?
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    I think Amir will be loyal to the Pistons. He had a blast in the NBDL last year. He actually asked to go back to his NBDL team for the playoffs. The fact that Amir's agent is in Vegas talking to Joe D is a good sign. The deal will get done, but I'm not counting on Amir to get much action in the Vegas Summer League.
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    The reason that he's not upset is probably because he loves basketball and is a little naive. Any money for him now probably seems like a billion dollars.

    I'm not complaining. It will work out very well for us. I'm just glad it didn't backfire.
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    Krista's CBA information is incorrect. The Qualifying Offer was for the higher of 125% of last year's salary (as stated) or the minimum for next season +$175,000.

    It was for the latter, not the former.

    $945,610 instead of $830,261.
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    I hope Amir gets more $$$$$ as a result of this. Because then it'll be tougher for Flip to keep him sitting on the bench. Davidson: "Flip is not a good person if he does not play a young man that I'm paying $4 million a year."
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    Roscoe, they don't know the cap. However, the main problem is to get him signed. I don't think these numbers mean a whole lot since the contract is for a lot more money. These are just technicalities.
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    It sounds like all Joe has to do is give in to their 3-year demand and it is a done deal.

    So, it's worth a shot to try to negotiate another year or two.
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