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Lewis Gets Paid

By ThinkProgress on July 3, 2007 at 4:21 pm

"Lewis Gets Paid"

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I think this business of signing Rashard Lewis to a maximum contract is madness. They could use this as an example in a class on the “winner’s curse”. Cap management matters in this league, a lot. You just can’t be throwing that kind of money at a sub-par rebounder who’s terrible at defense no matter how good a shooter he is. John Hollinger begs to differ:

Plus, with Billups and Carter intent on re-signing with their respective teams, Lewis was the single best “portable” free agent available. Getting the No. 1 guy rarely fails as a free agent strategy; even if Lewis somehow fails to live up to his Seattle numbers, the Magic still are getting a quality player.

Larry Hughes is laughing all the way to the bank on the basis of this theory.

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