- Jul 15, 2005
It's also dishonest as Morant is on a designated veteran extension which is a bump up from regular max (assuming that the conditions are met for it). His contract is actually near the 25% max rate for non-designated players.I was only bringing up Ja because people were saying Barrett's contract was "near max", and I was using the numbers of an actual max to show that it was not, in fact, particularly near max.
Apologies if that was not clear.
But the biggest problem is just that, despite HRB's defense of him, he isn't playing in an NBA tirefire. The Knicks are actually an above average defensive team. Barrett's one of the things making them look worse as he plays zero defense at a position where defense is really important. If he brought offense to the table (a la Donovan) you could probably live with it. Unfortunately Barrett FGAs are what opposing defense strive to force NY into and Barrett is all too willing to fire up terrible shot after terrible shot. The best thing they could have done with him is dumped him on actual tirefire (like OKC) for picks to bring Donovan in.