Never forget: Daryl Morey offered Dirk Nowitzki a Max contract in 2014 just to piss off Mark Cuban
[–]NuggetsBioRam 1743 指標 1 天前
Morey if Dirk took the money
[–]Rockets_JustAnotherDud_ 349 指標 1 天前
I wonder if that was how Cuban felt by taking Parsons
[–]Maverickshalfbrit08 153 指標 1 天前
Probably not. People have an extra tainted view of him now because of his time with the grizz, but his contract wasn't bad for his level of play on the Mavs.
[–]Rockets_JustAnotherDud_ 46 指標 1 天前
Exactly what I was thinking. Hard to know without that hindsight bias
[–][CLE] Eric Snowggghhhhhh 30 指標 1 天前
Even the Grizzlies contract was generally well-received by the analytics-friendly media guys.
It’s very easy to retroactively analyze decisions, but there once was a time when we all thought Dwight + Nash + Kobe was an overpowered surefire Finals team. I also thought the Warriors were nuts for refusing to trade Klay for K Love.
Of course, this doesn’t apply universally. Everyone knew Mozgov and Deng were shitty contracts from the jump.
[–]WarriorsHeyIJustLurkHere 96 指標 1 天前
OP's headline is misleading. The story doesn't say anything about how this was "just to piss off Cuban", it talks about how good a fit Dirk would be in Houston. Marc Stein reported that the Lakers offered Dirk a max deal, too.
Dirk was still good in 2014. He was coming off a year where he averaged 21.7 ppg on over 60% TS in 33 mpg. He didn't quite hit 50/40/90, but .497/.398/.899 is damn close (gets there if you round). His PER was his highest since 07-08. There were legitimate reasons to give him a max, especially when it was set pre-cap spike but would last into the years after it. Morey legitimately wanted him.
[–][MIA] Shane Battierdoyouunderstandlife 49 指標 1 天前
But he was 36 at the end if 2014. A max contract for a player that old is a bad idea to begin with, even for a player of Dirk's caliber. Granted, you're getting a guy who's is still productive and a great shooter, but you're digging yourself into a hole for 3-4 years
[–]CavaliersJFKFC 655 指標 1 天前
I wanna take a peek at the timeline where this deal went through. Just a peek.
[–]LakersGanNing220 255 指標 1 天前
In another timeline (from NBA 2K13), Dirk left the Mavs and signed with the Bulls, when Rose and gang were still in their prime.
Carlisle and Cuban fcked up.
[–]KingsGeneralShepard 165 指標 1 天前
In another timeline (every NBA 2k) Dirk never re-signs with the Mavs and goes to the fucking Wizards or some stupid shit like that
[–][SAS] Danny GreenGee4442 230 指標 1 天前
Is there a rule in place that prevents crazy rich people outside the league from bribing players to either leave or stay with a team?
[–][LAL] Lonzo BallEmmaTheRobot 525 指標 1 天前
We know they can't otherwise the nets would be good
[–]BullsohgodwhydidIjoin 123 指標 1 天前
Yeah, but the most legitimate case of this happened with the Nets and Kirilenko.
[–][LAC] Patrick BeverleyTatumBoomedMe 362 指標 1 天前
Honestly doubt Morey did that fr
[–]shoot_your_shot[S] 251 指標 1 天前
Are you saying you doubt Woj?
[–][LAC] Patrick BeverleyTatumBoomedMe 574 指標 1 天前
Im doubting Woj is even a real person tbh
[–]Knicksanditcounts 133 指標 1 天前
Morey also put out that poison pill contract for Jeremy Lin. I know it was designed to make it tough on the Knicks to match, though I'm not convinced he was thrilled when it worked.
[–]RocketsMMO4life 85 指標 1 天前
He didn’t pay for the last few years anyways