Otto Porter should thank Steph Curry for his huge new contract
Otto Porter Jr., of all people, is in the middle of a free agent bidding war between the Wizards and the Nets. He’s agreed to a four-year $106 million max offer sheet with the Nets, but the Wizards have the opportunity to match. Multiple reports say they will. Either way, Porter is going to get paid.
Colin thinks Porter should thank Steph Curry for his imminent payday. Curry has so drastically transformed the NBA into a three-ball league in the last several years, that a previously marginal player like Porter is now too valuable for teams to pass up.
Timing is everything in life, and Porter’s timing is impeccable. Mostly because he is playing in the era of Steph Curry.
“Send a Christmas card to Steph Curry.”
Now Danny Ainge needs to stop hoarding “assets” like a doomsday survivor
Gordon Hayward is headed to the Celtics, and is easily the most significant personnel upgrade for Boston of this offseason. Colin likes the move, but he doesn’t view Hayward as a legitimate franchise player that’s going to unseat the Cavs in the East while LeBron is still in Cleveland.
To take the next step and seriously challenge the Cavs, Ainge needs to package some of his massive stockpile of assets and pull the trigger on some deals. There’s no reason why Ainge can’t rekindle the Kristaps Porzingis negotiations, which would secure another difference maker. It remains to be seen if Ainge will actually part with his beloved future draft picks to make that happen.
“Gordon Hayward is Jude Law. He’s not Denzel. He’s not Tom Hanks.”
Chris Broussard – FS1 NBA Insider is in-studio to discuss how the Gordon Hayward signing impacts the balance of power in the East; why Otto Porter getting a max contract is ridiculous;
Charlie Weis – Fox Sports Football Analyst is in-studio to explain what characteristics are most important for college QB’s; what it was like coaching a young Tom Brady; and if Notre Dame can still be a powerhouse.
Eric Dickerson – NFL Hall of Famer is in-studio to talk about how NFL players view NBA contracts; if quarterbacks should hold out for more money; when it’s fair to render the final verdict on Jared Goff; and why he doesn’t want his son to play football.