The Celtics are over the cap. They're going to be over the cap. And with Doc coming back, they damn well BETTER be over the cap… cuz we ain't rebuilding just yet.
But when guys like David Kahn in Minnesota give Darko Milicic 4 years, $20 million… and 2008 second round pick Nikola Pekovic 3 years, $13 million…
… or when Drew Gooden gets his 5 year, $32 million from John Hammond in Milwaukee….
The bar for average-at-best players is set right around the Mid-Level Exception. That's pretty much all Danny Ainge and other over-the-cap GM's have to play with this season. If Danny Ainge is looking at splitting that money to bring Matt Barnes type of guy… Matt can say "Hey, why are you offering me $3 million when Darko's getting $5 mil?"
I don't see what the rush is everyone. Are you GM's afraid Darko's going somewhere else? Here's a little tip: No one else wants him. Why do you have to lock him up 12 hours into free agency?
Cut the crap, guys. You're ruining it for the rest of us.