Post by Hanamichi Sakuragi on Jul 10, 2018 1:40:51 GMT
We are happy to announce that Steven Adams will return to Miami for the following contract.
2022: $31,197,381.25 (PO)
We want to thank the other franchises who made a pitch to him, especially to Atlanta Hawks who provided the hardest challenge to Miami. We listened to both sides and when we felt that every piece of information that we need from both franchises were already on the table, we weighed it properly.
Steven is happy to return to Miami Heat and he is hoping that with this announcement, he can help out the franchise in luring one more quality player. Steven is excited to lead the team again to the playoffs with the hope that he can continue to develop into a player that can help the franchise more. He trusts Miami and Troy Bolton that they will continue to push for the playoffs all throughout the duration of the contract.
At the beginning of his free-agency, Adams was more than willing to sign a full max but with the negotiations that happened, we concluded that this is the best contract for our client.
Steven will officially sign the contract after Miami exhausts their capspace.
So, basically, the decision revolved around five factors. We provided hypothetical weights to each factor and then provided a hypothetical score for Miami and Atlanta. We just want to show a visual of how we came up with the decision.
Familiarity/Connection: Check the article below to see how unnormal Steven is compared to a normal basketball player. I concluded that he is an introvert so familiarity and connection will be a primary factor. With more than two years playing in Miami and with teammates that do not have chemistry red flags, Miami takes this one easily and by a wide margin if we consider the presence of Lavar Ball in Atlanta and knowing that young players are more fragile.
Presentation: Presentation wise, Miami quickly offered the max. But in terms of explaining the fits, bits and pits of signing Adams, Atlanta did much better. He explained it very well that Adams questioned his desire to return to Miami.
Team Fit: JayZ convinced us that Atlanta is the better fit if you consider all the factors other than the chemistry, of course, It also did not help Miami in this aspect that he traded for Enes Kanter and that he is lacking players who can stretch the floor. But Adams played really well with them, so he is being maximized properly.
Money: With BR, Miami was ahead in this factor. Add the fact that Florida Is a tax-free state and this was a no-brainer.
Success: Miami is a proven contender in D5. All throughout the career of Adams, he had been playing in the playoffs. I think he is already beholden by the competition In that level. Although Atlanta is a very promising team, they are unproven. It is hard to reason out that a career playoff player will join a rebuilding team.
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