Friday, August 26, 2005

Dolla Bills Ya'll

SI and RealGM wrote interesting articles about some of the huge mistakes owners and GM's have made in signing bad players to big contracts.
SI's Top 10 Bad Deals


No. 10 on the list was the Warriors' recent signings of F^2, Foyle and Fisher.

After retiring from active duty, Warriors legend Chris Mullin spent three seasons involved in an awkward arrangement with beleaguered former GM Garry St. Jean in which both acted as purported personnel heads. By '04, St. Jean had stepped aside, and Mullin began his solo tenure with a pair of brutal signings that seemed preposterous even at the time they were inked. Both Foyle and Fisher are strong-willed, overachieving veterans with a lot to teach, but not at half this price. Though Mullin has made a series of strong moves since, he'll still be paying backup center Foyle until he's 34 and backup point guard Fisher until he's 36.


RealGM's list
4) Adonal Foyle – Signed by the Warriors in 2004 for $42 million over 6 years
Speaking of overrated shotblockers, most people were shocked when the salary that Chris Mullin gave Adonal Foyle weighed in at a remarkable average of $7 million per season. Since Foyle has never averaged even 6 points-per-game, that seems like a pretty heavy contract for a guy who can set strong picks and block shots. The past two examples simply go to show that if you can block shots and set picks, you are worth more money in one year than the President of the United States would make if he served 20 straight years in office.


5 Comments:

At 5:54 PM, Blogger atma brother #1 said...

Foyle's contract is ridiculous, but I honestly don't mind it. He's a great community guy and it's not like the guy isn't a hard worker. There are worse people making paper in the world.

 
At 2:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

george w. bush is one of them

 
At 3:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the president's a bush and the vice president's a dick

 
At 5:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haha... I bet Anonymous was Adonal Foyle. You should have added a link to www.democracymatters.com

 
At 10:24 AM, Anonymous Warrior Fanatic said...

www.democracymatters.com is a cool site by the way

 

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