As I was watching last night’s epic (as epic as first-round matchups between two teams who aren’t going anywhere in the playoffs go) Celtics-Bulls game, I found myself marvelling at how Big Baby Davis is playing, um, just a touch over his true ability. I kept thinking, man, BBD is getting paid this offseason, and how that was dangerous.
Which reminded me of a few years back when Indiana F Austin Croshere played out of his mind for a few weeks and was rewarded with a $44 million contract in the offseason, which immediately became an absurd deal.
Because I am a genius and felt that my genius comparison skills needed to be shared, I emailed JE and Tas at The Basketball Jones — the best podcast on the planet, don’t deny it — to ask them if they had any other suggestions.
As luck would have it, my question was indeed answered on the podcast. Go to it, start watching/listening at 21:35 (it goes until 24:05). A summary: The boys don’t totally love my choice, as Tas thinks he is a good player. Of course, that’s the whole point — BBD looks awesome right now, which is why he’s going to get overpaid. He’s certainly useful, and I would love, love, love to have him back in green for the right price, but he’s not this good.
Anyway, Tas suggested Ben Gordon, who I absolutely meant to mention. Ben Gordon will cripple whatever team gives him big money (if the economy allows). JE suggested Paul Millsap, but admitted that was more because of his season than his playoffs. Tas then suggested Von Wafer, who is indeed not good and probably will get a deal of some sort, though not big money. The last real suggestion was JJ Barea, which might be the winner, except that his deal isn’t up.
Anyway, I feel like the man because they mentioned my question. And also because I’m right about it. Continue with your day.