Warriors to sign DeAndre Jordan to four-year, $40 million offer sheet
Holy, that's a lot of money for a guy who's hasn't really done much...
As a Warrior fan, I really like this. The offer may seem high, but if he can give the Warriors what Biedris failed to deliver which is rebound and be a shot blocking presence, then it's absolutely worth it. 10RPG and 2.5BPG is the numbers I'd like to see from him, because the Warriors have no problem scoring, we just need a big body in the middle that will protect the rim.
Thank god that lockout stopped franchises from overpaying unproven players who likely will just become lazy and satisfied with 10-mil a year for averaging 7-pts, 7-rebs, and 2-blocks per game.
They definitely overpaid, although what can these lower market teams do. People cant really bash them for overpaying because they have to use that money on someone. If someone can name one NBA Center that is 7-foot, 270, and can fly out of the gym like Jordan who is on the free agent market please do tell me. Also he is 23 years old, and seems ready for a break out season.
Kinda funny during his draft night the Raptors were offered rights to Jordan for I believe it was 1-million dollars. I remember BC laughing at the offer.
Also for people who believe this solves Golden States defensive issues think again. Defense is a team concept, just because a Center with good defensive attributes joins the team dont expect them to be drastically improved. They still need to fix the team defense issue from top to bottom from a mental perspective and hold each player accountable for their actions. Although signing a beast like Jordan sure helps.
I really like how hard Golden State is trying to put a contender out their on the court. Ive always loved this franchise, they are going to be something else to watch with Curry, Ellis, Wright, Lee and Jordan.
Young, athletic, defensive centers like him are hard to come by. This will really help them on D, which is what they desperately needed. I can see maybe him averaging around 10-12ppg 9-10 rpg and 2-2.5bpg.
Over paid? Not so much when you look at what players like Chandler, Haywood, and Dampier got paid. He put up good numbers for a back up and part time starter.
I still think he was slighty overpaid seeing as how contracts like these were the reason the lockout happened in the first place. But then again a good young center is hard to find and the guy has tons of potential. He is a great fit though, and he should do well there.
Although it might be a reach with the money, I think they had to do this because Biedrins is really a weak spot for them.
Hopefull this makes them better with steph curry on the team sky the limit. But I do believe they need to trade Monta Ellis.
It's kinda funny though, when GS signed Biedrins to that 6 year $54 million contract back in 2008 he had played better than what DeAndre has played up to now. Biedrins was coming off a year where he had averaged 10.5 PPG, 9.8 RPG, and 1.2 BPG with a league leading 62.6 FG% as a 22 year old playng just over 27 minutes per game.
Biedrins wasn't worth that much then and Jordan is not worth that much now. I think it would be hilarious if the Clips matched the offer sheet and then traded him in a package to NOH for CP3. Until now they've been reluctant to include him in any package but if he is on the way out anyway they might as well pull the trigger.