a blog by Big Red
Mike Conley just recently signed a new contract with the Memphis Grizzlies that will pay him 30.6 million a year...
So Conley just signed a 5 year $153 Million Dollar contract. Making him the highest paid player in NBA history... Yeah you read that right. Now I know this is a pretty late post, but I've been meaning to get around to this ever since I read the news. Don't get me wrong, Mike Conley is a great player, but even with the massive rise in the Salary Cap I don't think he's worth 30.6 million a year. Check out this breakdown of his salary..
Nobody in their right mind, should be earning nearly a dollar every second of the day.. That's fucked up.. But out of every player in the league, WHY THE FUCK IS IT MIKE CONLEY.. The dude has a history with injuries, and not to mention his statistics aren't the most impressive thing. Last season Conley, averaged 15.3 ppg and 6.1 apg. While those aren't bad numbers, 2 years ago Conley was averaging over 17 and 6 assist. So, I was beyond SHOCKED to hear the news that he's now the highest paid player in NBA history. Can you imagine making 83 fucking thousand EVERY DAY. That's absolute madness if you think about it. You could buy a new car every fucking day and still have money to hit the nicest Clubs every night..
The Salary Cap is about to go up another 16 million dollars next year when the NBA signs their new TV deal. Therefore this won't be the biggest contract for too long, yet it will still blow my mind for years to come. It's not like Conley is going to rise as the best point guard in the west, he's just not capable of that at this point in his career.
A contract like this makes me think about guys who are being completely under paid right now. Look at my boy Isaiah Thomas. Now granted he signed a 4 year deal before being traded to the Celtics, therefore his salary was actually a pretty reasonable one because he wasn't a proven threat at the time of signing it. However, Isaiah is now one of the top point guards in the league, and is only getting 6.7 million a year. Can you imagine how FAT of a contract Isaiah has coming his way when he's a free agent. If Mike Conley is worth 30.6 million a year, then Isaiah deserves at least 38-40 million.. For Christ's sake the dude is one year younger then Conley, he's 4 inches shorter than Conley, and he's never suffered a serious injury in the league. Not to mention, his career stats and last seasons stats, blow Conley out of the water. Last year Thomas averaged 22.2 ppg, 6.3 assists, and even out rebounded Conley. So for now, I guess we can just congratulate Conley on somehow snaking his way into being the highest paid player in NBA history. However, I can't wait for this to blow up in the Grizzlies face. Nothing would make me laugh more than to see Conley suffer another injury and sideline him for a whole season while still making 83 GRAND everyday he's out..
PS: If you want an even bigger laugh, google Timofey Mozgov's new contract with the Lakers.. Its so outrageous I can't even comment on it.
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