Quite frankly I am a bit tired of writing and talking about the Andre Iguodala contract situation so this will be short. But since the goal is to keep the conversation going on this blog and stay updated, I felt the need to at least put it out there.
Tom Moore, Philly beat writer, is reporting…
A source indicated that the Sixers and agent Rob Pelinka are discussing a deal worth more than $70 million over five years. That would mean $12 million next year, with annual raises of $1.26 million.
That deal would exceed those of fellow fourth-year pros Luol Deng (six years, $71 million) and Emeka Okafor (six years, $72 million). – phillyburbs.com
“Exceed their deal” is an understatement. I am hoping and praying the “5″ in terms of years is a typo that was meant to read as 6 years. But considering the dollar figure, Moore’s write-up is probably on point if his source is reliable. You guys can do the math if you want, but that looks like a final year salary of 17.04 MILLION DOLLARS (forgive my Dr. Evil impression).
Hmm, don’t think anyone saw that coming.
Bombard the comments with this in mind… Assuming these figures are legit, if you could sit down with Ed Stefanski and Ed Snider what would you ask or say to them if they do give Iguodala this deal? I’ll start:
- Why only 5 years?
- Do you really think Andre Iguodala is that much better/worth more to the Sixers than Luol Deng, Emeka Okafor and the like?
- If Andre Iguodala isn’t a $17M player right now, where do you see him improving to warrant that salary in the future? He is 20-5-5 right now, do you really see his production or role increasing? I don’t. I think this contract would be completely out of line.
By the way, I will have a non-Andre Iguodala Sixers post coming as well to mix things up.