View Full Version : Gadzuric to re-sign with Bucks
07-11-2005, 05:41 PM
Preliminary deal is for six years, $36 million
By Marc Stein
The agent for Milwaukee Bucks center Dan Gadzuric said Monday that Gadzuric intends to resign with the Bucks later this month.
2004-2005 SEASON STATISTICS
GM PPG RPG APG FG% FT%
81 7.3 8.3 0.4 .539 .538
The deal is a six-year pact worth $36 million.
"We are committed to signing with the Bucks when the moratorium [on signing contracts] is lifted," said Bob Myers, Gadzuric's agent with SFX.
Free agents cannot officially sign contracts until July 22, which the league office has scheduled as the first day the NBA's new labor agreement takes effect.
Retaining Gadzuric is the latest move in a Milwaukee spending spree that has resulted in verbal commitments from star swingman Michael Redd and the Los Angeles Clippers' Bobby Simmons, the NBA's reigning Most Improved Player.
Gadzuric averaged 7.3 points, 8.3 rebounds in 22 minutes per game for the Bucks last season.
07-11-2005, 05:57 PM
Good for him. Nice to see a hardworkin' guy get paid.
07-11-2005, 06:21 PM
I think we should make a move for Pachulia.
07-11-2005, 06:37 PM
Fair deal and a good move for both sides, in my estimation. And yeah, this is probably good news for teams interested in Pachulia. The Bucks already have enough front-court players to fill out most of the rotation with Bogut, Gad, Smith, and Booth, and the've already committed well over 50 million (56 or so by my count, actually) to 11 players for next year.
07-11-2005, 06:38 PM
as I'm Dutch myself, I'm very happy for Dan i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif Would've loved to have seen him as a backup to Damp in Dallas, but oh well, I will continue to follow the Bucks with great interest.
Also in this case I'm glad Porter is gone..it was so insane last season that no matter how great Dan was playing, he'd sit the entire second and fourth quarters so that Pachulia could play. Or if he'd get two early fouls you pretty much wouldnt seen him anymore in the first half. This kind of changed in the last part of the season, where he got more 4th quarter minutes, but overall I really didnt care for the divided center minutes. I remember one game where he had like 9 or 10 rebounds in the first quarter but he still sat most of the 2nd quarter because thats how Porter set up his rotation (who screwed up by taking Mason and Redd out at the same time for long periods of time often too).
07-11-2005, 08:13 PM
It looks like the Bucks are out of money under the cap. The estimated cap is approximately $48-$51 million.
According to HoopsHype.com the Bucks already have $31,677,754 committed for nest season (including Bogut at $4.2 M).
The best I can figure it here is the approximate money they have committed to their three free agent signees.
Redd: 6 years at $90 Million (10.5 % a year raises)
1st Year Salary: $12,000,000
2nd Year Salary: $13,260,000
3rd Year Salary: $14,520,000
4th Year Salary: $15,780,000
5th Year Salary: $17,040,000
6th Year Salary: $18,320,000 = $90.9 Million (max reported to be anywhere from $90 to $96 million)
Simmons: 5 years at $47 Million (8 % a year raises)
1st Year Salary: $8,000,000
2nd Year Salary: $8,640,000
3rd Year Salary: $9,040,000
4th Year Salary: $9,680,000
5th Year Salary: $10,320,000 = $45.68 Million (so the starting salary is a little above $8 million)
Gadzuric: 6 years at $36 Million (10.5 % a year raises)
1st Year Salary: $4,750,000
2nd Year Salary: $5,248,750
3rd Year Salary: $5,747,500
4th Year Salary: $6,246,250
5th Year Salary: $6,745,000
6th Year Salary: $7,243,250 = $35.98075 Million (so the starting salary is right at 4.75 million)
Take the three new slaries together and you have approximately $24.75 million additional salary for 2005-2006. Add that to to the $31.67 million already committed and you have $56.42 million, which exceeds any reported slary cap for 2005-2006.
I just can't see them being able to sign Zaza Pachulia for any amount. So as long as he is not offered more than the MLE or a starting position somewhere, the Mavs could probably get him.
So far, it's been an incredible off-season for the Bucks. They got the #1 pick (Bogut) and signed Redd, Simmons and Gadzuric. With TJ Ford coming back healthy, they're in a fine position to be one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference for the next several years.
07-12-2005, 04:44 PM
With TJ Ford coming back healthy
you know i really think they are being overly optimistic here. the guy hasnt played in a year and a half, and was only recently cleared for full contact and early reports still have him tentative in going to the basket and such. i see still mo williams starting because of that, and man did that guy get torched by every point guard he faced last year.
and its not like a back injury teaches you how to hit a jumpshot...
Redd maybe a good shooting guard , but he isn't a superstar. He was a great deal at 4 million , but know he is overpaid. 90 million is Kobe Bryant, T-Mac, Dirk, KG and Duncan type money. Redd isn't close to that status. Redd is a top 30 player paid like a top 10 player. Mike Redd is Alan Houston. Alan Houston was a great shooter and got the Knicks to the NBA Finals in 99.
The Bucks already passed on one All NBA talent Dirk. And then they hire Terry Stotts. They could have had Flip Saunders or perhaps even Nate McMillan. Terry Porter got screwed by the Bucks.
For crying out loud why sign an above average player at best to a 47 million dollar deal.
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