It just got me scratching my head after they matched the offer sheet that Cleveland extended to Kyle Lowry at 3 years and 24 million plus an option year. Kinda curious considering Lowry is their backup and plays about 25 minutes a game for them. Yet, he was given a more lucrative contract than the one signed by Ray Felton. It could mark the beginning of the end of Aaron Brooks who is signed cheaply through this upcoming season, but Brooks has been very good in Houston and is already in the starting role there. You gotta figure that Brooks is going to want at least that much. They're both on the small side, too at 6'0'' so I can't imagine he envisions them sharing the back court.
The Rocket's boss followed that up with Brad Miller at 3 years and 15 million. Brad Miller is going to be 34 years old next season. In his prime, he was a decently skilled 7 footer who could shoot it, pass the ball and play some defense. He was an All-Star. His prime was 5+ years ago. He did have his best years under current Rockets' coach Rick Adelman, but Miller obviously will not be getting any younger and he averaged only 13 and 7 per 36 last year. Seems like a hefty price in years (if not dollars) for a guy who ideally backs up Yao, and probably would not be ready for major minutes if asked to fill that role. Which he could be given Yao's medical history.
Morey's obviously marching to his own drummer with the advanced stats themed roster construction but these two contracts just seemed strange.
What is this Morey guy thinking???