< $8mm per year
$8mm - $8.9mm per year
$9mm - $9.9mm per year
$10mm - $10.9mm per year
$11mm - $11.9mm per year
$12mm - $12.9mm per year
$13mm - $13.9mm per year
$14mm+ per year
If Gordon continues to trend like he has this year, he is going to be worth a 4 year contract at $10 mil. +. He's shooting 40% from three (taking more than he ever has), he gets to the line extremely well, and he is a fabulous defender.
Over the last 10 games he's scoring at a clip of 22.3 pts/36 and actually scoring 15.4 on relatively limited minutes.
His assists should come up, and he showed last night that he can rebound the ball when he puts forth effort. His BBIQ is superb.
Legitimately he could be a player that produces 20, 4.5, 5, 1.2, 1 (45%, 40%, 85%) with great D, high free-throw %, and great size for the 2. That's why we need to give him minutes this year, so we can see what he can really do. I really hope the Hayward that we've seen lately is who he is.
Also, don't underestimate how giving/offering a player less money than he is probably worth and doing the test-the-market bull crap can rub a player the wrong way.
10 - 12 mill seems like its a decent fit ..... maybe a little on the high side
I put the 10-11 million option. Would sure like to get him for less but I don't think we well be able to. And Going up to 11 is about the Max that I think we can afford to go.
To those that are voting for salaries in excess of $10 million: I'm having a hard time fathoming that. I see Hayward at this point as a slightly better than average SG/SF.* Therefore I think he will get a contract that pays a bit more than the midlevel exception. With the new CBA, the midlevel starts at $5 million. And tax-paying teams are limited to $3 million! http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/page/...pares-last-one Therefore I have a hard time visualizing Hayward getting an offer much more than $7-8 million/year, and so I voted for choice A.
* This could change by the end of the season, but that's where I think he is right now. If it changes, then I'll change my vote.
This is a long read, but it tells a lot of good info on what the Jazz have coming up in the future salary wise:
The Jazz have some incredible decisions to make in the up coming years. They have 4 players coming up on extensions and they have 9 players who are free agents.
The year to focus on is 2014-15 when the Jazz will have had to decide what to do with all of the young players. The Jazz should not have any tax issues in 2013-14.
Word around the league is the tax will increase 2 to 3 million a year over the next period of time. In my projections we will be conservative and out it at 2 million a year.
The first thing that has be figured out is how much can you pay the 4 youngsters and then this will allow you know what you can pay the players to surround them.
Durant and Westbrook were max players earning between 15 and 18 million dollars a year. None of the Jazz players look to be max players at this point. Yet, in this off-season from July 1 to October 31st the Jazz will have a chance to sign Derrick Favors and Gordon Hayward to extensions.
Recent contracts can give us some idea of what players are going to get paid. Letís start with Derrick Favors. Roy Hibbert got the max in the off-season at $14 million when he went on the open market and Pacers were forced to match it.Kevin Love also received the max at 14 to 16 million a year. Brook Lopez received a deal from 13 to 16 million. Serge Ibaka got 12 million from the Thunder for 4 years. Atlantaís Al Horford is earning 12 million a year and Marc Gasol is nearing 15 million, both those contracts were signed before the collective bargaining agreement.
Favors is not at the level of any of those players at this point, but he may be by the end of the season. Moreover. the Jazz need to give him a deal that is good enough that he decides not to go to the open market where someone is likely to spend big time money. Letís put Favors down near 12 million.
Next on the list is Gordon Hayward. His best comps may be Danilo Gallinari at 10 million a year, Nicholas Batum who is near 11 million a year and keep a close eye on what DeMar DeRozan gets this off-season or as an extension. Letís put Hayward down near 11 million.
If the Jazz could do this it is a significant difference to have those two players at 23 million rather than the Durant/Westbook combo of 33 million.
Kanter will be the next one on the list. He will need to be signed in the off-season of 2014 from July 1 to October 31st. Kanter is a big and all bigs seem to be earning around 12 million a year as I showed you with Favors.
That places the Jazz at 35 million for three players. This again is far better than the Thunder who were at 45 with three players.
Moreover,all of three of these would not be on the books until 2015-16 giving the Jazz adecent amount of flexibility in the next two years.
If the Jazz can get these three done between 35, they would have 35 million topay the remaining 11 players on the roster before going over the tax. Of course, if it takes 40 million the Jazz get into Thunder territory very quickly trying to finish the roster with 11 players and 30 million.
I have not forgotten Alec Burks I just believe he may fall into the next tier of decisions. If Burks emerges he is probably somewhere between 7 million and 10 million a year. This is the same place Paul Millsap, Marvin Williams and Mo Williams fall into. Al Jefferson is earning 14 million and some people believe he can get that on the open market this off-season.
When all these salaries kick in is the key here. For 2013-14 the Jazz could re-sign Millsap, Mo and Marvin all around 9 million a year without any problem. Then the Jazz could have each of those players salaries decrease by 7.5% as their belts get tighter.
For 2013-14 the Jazz have room to sign a free agent but any long term deal pushes the Jazz toward the tax in the upcoming years.
In 2014-15 with Hayward and Favors under new deals the Jazz start to walk toward tax issues. If the Jazz re-sign the 3 Mís, Millsap, Mo and Marvin. Coupled with two years of first round picks and the Warriors pick the Jazz would be at 63million for 11 players.
The Jazz should be able to sign a free agent to a 2 year contract with some cap space in the off-season and more than one if they renounce the rights to some of their major free agents.
All of this is being done with the assumption Al Jefferson is too expensive.However, the Jazz could re-sign Al instead of Millsap and one of either Mo,Marvin or a market free agent and still use the mid-level to get a 4 million dollar a year player with going over the tax.
Things begin to get very tight in 2015-16.
When you add a 12 million dollar a year extension to Kanter and a 8 million a year to Burks the Jazz start running up some huge numbers. If the Jazz extend all 4 and they will be near 44 million in salary for 4 players, then if the Jazz have also re-signed Millsap, Marvin and Mo to three year deals and they have 4 first round picks they are at 72 million for 11 players. The Jazz add two minimum players and they should be able to stay under the tax.
This is actually encouraging. However, if they want to sign Al they would be deep into the tax in 2015-16 if they also sign Mo and Marvin. If Favors is a max extension with Millsap, Mo and Marvin signed the Jazz are at 79 million and over the tax.
Dalamon texted me that he wants to do a sign and trade of Hayward for Paul George and would maybe throw in the GS pick or Big Al for salary purposes.
It's completely moranic to think Hayward is worth only 8 million. He can play offense and defend, and you think he should get only half of what Al is making! No one will be able to sign him for just 8 million. I'd kill to get him at 12 million.
I can imagine the situation now: "Gordo, we're willing to go up to 8.9/year but that's where we stop. We acknowledge that you were the youngest player among the top 12 shooting guards in PER. We also acknowledge that you had similar numbers/36 to James Harden when he was your age, and we are men enough to say that you led our team in points/36 but weren't given the minutes to fully blossom. Nevertheless, see what the market will offer you, Wesley...oh...I mean Gordon."
Result = no way in hell he is signed for under nine million if he continues his promising play. Then what do the Jazz do? In a certain sense, the Jazz have to sign Hayward, so they better develop him!
Well you have to hope that Gordon takes it as loyalty rather than hedging. After all, you're talking about a pretty substantial raise next year and guaranteeing him set for life without worrying about injuring himself next year as he auditions for a bigger contract.
But yea IMO you gotta extend this guy as early as possible same as Favs. I'd start with 9M for G and 11 for Favs. IMO those offers are not insulting.
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11 million but think KOC goes up to 12 because he really likes him and proved everyone oh so wrong that booed him on draft night. His third year numbers are currently superior to Batum's third year numbers who is at 11m/year.