This crap with Lin's price being driven up so high is pretty nuts as well. NBA needs to get its salaries back under control... Dragic is a nice player... but 9 mill a year? Ouch.
I hope they trade Douglas for a serviceable PG... sounds crazy I know, but...
Yeah, well, Douglas' value is so high right now after he hardly played last season.
As for Dragic, I don't see how 9 mill a year is "ouch." Dragic spent 3 years coming off the bench to spell Nash. That's about as good a tutor and role model as you can have as a point guard.
Last season, he started 28 games, his first real opportunity to start in the NBA, when Kyle Lowry got hurt. He outplayed Lowry and he was the best player on the Rockets once he was starting, IMO. As a starter, he was putting up 18 points, 8.5 assists, 3.5 boards, and almost 2 steals a game. All of his percentages went up. Those are really nice numbers. The more he played, the more comfortable and confident he looked, and the better he played. You could see some Nash in him, and he was really effective taking the ball to the hole.
He's also only now approaching his prime, he's fast, he's agile and athletic, and he has nice size at 6'4".