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Denver Nuggets Salary Situation

In Free Agency on November 5, 2012 at 8:46 pm

Following the signing of Ty Lawson, the Nuggets now have four large multi-year contracts on the books

  • Andre Iguodala – $31 million 2 years
  • JaVale McGee – $44 million 4 years
  • Ty Lawson – $48 million 4 years
  • Danilo Gallinari – $42 million 4 years

Note: Wilson Chandler is also on the books for another $6-7 million per annum for the next three years also.

The trio of JaVale McGee, Ty Lawson and Danilo Gallinari will be earning a combined $34 million a year for the next 4 years. Andre Iguodala has another $15 million a year for two years and will be expecting a contract extension in that price range once it expires which would take the Nuggets up to $50 million in guaranteed salary for the next 4 years. Read the rest of this entry »

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2012 Contract Extensions

In Free Agency on November 5, 2012 at 7:35 pm

Here are the players given extensions prior to the October 31st deadline

  • James Harden – $78.6 million over 5 years
  • Ty Lawson – $48 million over 4 years
  • Steph Curry – $44 million over 4 years
  • Jrue Holiday – $41 million over 4 years
  • DeMar DeRozan – $40 million over 4 years
  • Taj Gibson – $38 million over 4 years

Analysis

James Harden

A top 5 shooting guard (elite starter) and top 25 player (All-Star caliber player) in the league overall. A very good scorer and playmaker. Exceptionally efficient. A good defender/rebounder.

When you consider that two of the others are in their mid-thirties (Kobe, Manu) and the other two are over 30 (Wade, Joe Johnson), and that, Harden is only 23 years old and by far the best young shooting guard in the league … his value is clear.

Fully deserving of a maximum contract. Read the rest of this entry »

2012 Team Preview: Denver Nuggets

In Season Previews on October 12, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Denver Nuggets

Staters

  • PG – Ty Lawson
  • SG – Andre Iguodala
  • SF – Danilo Gallinari
  • PF – Kenneth Faried
  • C  – Timofey Mozgov

A decent but unexceptional starting unit. Their main strength is on the wings with Andre Iguodala (top six SG) and Danilo Gallinari (top ten SF). They have a good starting PG in Ty Lawson (middle of the pack). Their starting big men, Faried and Mozgov, leave a lot to be desired and are both weak starters. Read the rest of this entry »