Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Dunleavy Extension is Likely

"He even intimidates The Daddy"

The Contra Costa Times is reporting that Dunleavy may get the extension (registration required) he's seeking from the Warriors. Mullin has been in negotiations with Dunleavy's agent.

That Mullin is preparing to talk extension probably means Dunleavy is less likely to be traded this offseason. The period to extend the rookie contracts of players drafted in 2002 began Aug. 1 and concludes Oct. 31.

The Warriors, who open the season Nov. 2, have until Oct. 31 then to sign Dunleavy to a contract extension. If they don't, Dunleavy will become a restricted free agent at the end of the season, and the Warriors would have the right to match any offer he receives.

For those loyal readers of the blog, you know how we feel about lil' Dun. We'd prefer to trade him than give him an extension. But even if he does sign Dunleavy, Mullin is not afraid to pull the trigger on any trade involving any player.

If I were Mullin, I can't see him paying Dunleavy anymore than what Murphy received. Dunleavy has certainly not proven to be the caliber of player of JRich and although Murphy has been injured, when he plays he has proven to be a consistent double-double threat. We never know what to expect from Dunleavy since he plays well in spurts nor has he put up numbers or shown the potential that deserve a lucrative contract. So, Mullin, please don't overpay him like you did Foyle and Fisher. Save that money for a free agent or Pietrus' extension.

If you were Mullin, what would you pay Dunleavy?


At 4:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone on warriorsworld.net reported a 5-year, 40-45 million dollar contract. This is way too much, I think. We'll see.

At 4:33 PM, Blogger fantasy junkie said...

thanks for the update. i agree, much too high. although mullin has proven to overpay for extensions and free agents (see foyle and fisher).

At 6:16 PM, Anonymous Joe said...

I want to support Dunleavy, but I would think its best for everyone to see him traded. A 5 year contract worth 40-45 million dollar is pretty high for a guy considered a flop.

But who knows, everyone has been talking about how much J-Rich benefits from having Baron Davis running the show, but noone has metnion how much Dun benefits from having Baron. Because now the Warriors are playing run and gun basketball which suits Dun because he can perform in open court thanks to his well above average passing and ballhandling skills. Maybe Dun will have a very good year.

At 10:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

$40 million is a good deal for both sides, $45 million is too high. Dunleavey hasn't earned big bucks, yet. Don't expect Dunleavey to be a lot better, numbers-wise. He is not going to become a 20+ per game guy. The Warriors don't need him to be a scorer. They need a smart player who'll do what needs to be done to win games. Watch for Dunleavey to make more clutch plays, not necessarily scoring, when it counts. He will get better and better at that. He will want to win more than scoring, more than minutes, and more than money. Dunleavey can be an important part of this team winning. Mully knows best.

At 11:30 AM, Anonymous Common Sense said...


At 2:21 PM, Anonymous TerryTeagle said...

I'd throw 5 years, $35 million at Dunleavy, which (I think) is just slightly above what he's making now.

I think the smartest move Mullin can make is to not re-sign him this year, and let him become a restricted free agent. The Clippers and Suns did that with Joe Johnson and Marko Jaric, which allowed them to assess the market value of each player and then execute a sign-and-trade to capture some value for the player once they decided not to pay market price.

At 9:56 PM, Anonymous Warrior Fanatic said...

i'd pay dumbleavy $10 to get the hell out of the Yay Area


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