Peter Vecsey of the New York Post had a good article about Anderson Varejao and Sasha Pavlovic contract negotiation.
Signs are the Cavaliers might have to start the season without them unless Varejao settle for what he’s really worth.
Both players passed on accepting one-year qualifying offers that would have made them free agents next year.
Lebron James wants the team to be together but there is no way Anderson who averaged six-point and six-rebound is worth $9 million per year.
Pavlovic is “asking anywhere near the $25-30M over five years that has being reported and is prepared to accept $5M per ($1.9M last season) for two or three” according to Peter.
Last week, Danny Ferry wanted to discuss the contract with Varejao without Fegan in the middle.
He traveled to Brazil to meet with him but that didn’t work and Varejao is “remaining loyal to Fegan and adhering to his demand”.
“One way or the other, to Fegan’s credit or discredit, there’s never an easy negotiation for any team, no matter how nice or nasty it acts. And the majority of his clientele sign bad deals – for the team; Troy Murphy, Erick Dampier, Rafer Alston, Earl Watson and Nene, to name a few.
Then there are Fegan’s customers who either want to be traded (Shawn Marion) or wants to be tradedÂ (Yi Jianlian). I assume Varejao fits snugly into the first category. As far as I can see, there are no takers, not for what he wants.”
“Even if there were, how do the Cavs get fairly compensated? Either James will have to arbitrate this lose-lose situation or create a Nike commercial about it”
So what do you think? Should Danny Ferry give up to Fegan’s demands?
You can read the full article here.