Serge Ibaka is a huge part of what the Oklahoma City Thunder are doing. He's not that big a part of what Team Spain is doing. But still, he's 1st team All-NBA Defense, an impact starter, silver medalist, and near All Star. (Really, the Thunder are one Chinese player on the roster away from making Serge Ibaka an All-Star) Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo!Sports dropped this info late last night:
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka has reached agreement on a four-year contract extension, league sources tell Y! Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) August 18, 2012
Serge Ibaka deal is 4 years, $48 million, league source tells Y! Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) August 18, 2012
For those keeping tabs at home . . . that means he's getting $12 million per year. Why am I even bringing ANY of this up? Because we're trying to figure out the market value for our own Paul Millsap, and we're doing this with TABLES!
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The extension that was reported to be turned down by Paul Millsap would net him the type of money that would mean he's either taking a huge pay cut, or from Turkey (where Asik and Ilyasova are from). Sap is clearly capable of making more money, even in an off-season where he comes off the bench and doesn't average a lot of minutes. NBA office will see that it's his role, not the quality of the player that has diminished. Other places can offer him a chance to start. Moving forward we cannot. No whiny YouTube video a la "Leave the Jazz front office aallooonnneee" is going to change that fact.
As an aside, I really thought we had a lock out because GMs were giving people dumb contracts. Brook Lopez making $15m is a sin. And our society deserves a retributive act of God because of that sin.
Swooping in to slam back my missed shot is PJN:
— Peter Novak (@Peter_J_Novak) August 18, 2012
@allthatamar nice chart, that Scola number is misleading tho since he is getting paid the rest of his salary (3yrs $17m) by Houston
Thanks Peter, you are becoming an increasingly invaluable help to me!