NBA Thread 2021-2022

#77      
Sure, but in NBA terms it's chump change. In fact, it appears that if you take the league minimum for a first year player, and add the league minimum for a second year player, you get right around what Ayo is making over his two years.

Gives him time to show what he can do and earn a bigger contract. Prove his worth to the team while at the same time, it's changing his life financially and his families. So I'm all good with that! Congrats Ayo! Duncan Robinson just signed a nice contract. And I feel Ayo has a better skill set with a higher ceiling! Kendrick Nunn also earned his way and just took less money to play for a championship contender in LA! I have faith in Ayo for certain!
 
#79      
Scottsdale, Arizona
2.5M for two years of playing basketball? Not a whole lot? He's making more in two years that most will make in a lifetime.
Agree with your overall sentiment, but that’s right around what many earn in their lifetime. $50,000 per year x 45 years = $2.25M.
 
#82      
Makes sense from Bulls perspective. Lauri wants out and that is a position of greater need for them. 21-year old 7 footer vs. 6’5” combo guard where you have a lot of depth. 2.5M guaranteed for 2 years ain’t a bad starting place. Happy for him!
And I’ve been pretty impressed with Simonovic’s skills. Definitely has potential. To be honest, based only on their play during the summer league games, I’d have signed Simonovic to the longer contract too. But Ayo has shown glimpses too and I’m bullish on him too.
 
#83      
Jalen Brunson is the best comparison I can find for Ayo. First 2 years were for around $2,540,000. Next 2 year contract was for $3,465,000. Will be a free agent after this year & could get a nice contract.
 
#86      
Ayo is such a pro, he will leverage his Chicago, Illini, Bulls ties into the future. Can see him being a high paid asst. Coach or some executive position after his playing days.

He handles himself well and I'm sure the Bulls ate going to give him a shot at prospering.
 
#87      
Ayo is such a pro, he will leverage his Chicago, Illini, Bulls ties into the future. Can see him being a high paid asst. Coach or some executive position after his playing days.

He handles himself well and I'm sure the Bulls ate going to give him a shot at prospering.

As someone who should have a fair amount of name recognition within the city for many different reasons, I’d hope his agent would be out there scouring for endorsements.

I don’t live there anymore, so I won’t know if it happens. It would just be a great way to supplement his income since he slipped further in the draft than anyone really expected.
 
#90      
chitown
Watching this Bulls SL and after looking at the other games all week I would tell every single kid in college and HS right now with NBA ambitions to figure out what their best offensive move is in and then figure out a counter to counter how a defense would stop it . There are far too many guys in these SL games who have no left hand ,no mid range game ,no three point game and they are really struggling because the killer move they used in college just is not as effective when playing against similar, athleticism, and size
 
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#93      
Tuned in the 4th. Ayo could have easily had 7 assists in the quarter but man his teammates are bad. Jaylin Adams is awful. Ayo actually moves the ball and made smart passes. Everyone else just went for their own, not surprising in summer league but alas. Had a nice runner go down. Was definitely cool to hear Isiah Thomas talk so glowingly about Ayo.
 
#96      
Hell of a game for Ayo. I’m so happy for him. Kind of wished they didn’t sign him until after this game. Probably would have got another million on the contract.
 
#98      
Today clearly see the big drop-off in talent from Thomas, Dotson, Siminovic and Ayo. Dotson is limited due to size and non-uber NBA athleticism. Put Ayo at the PG spit or ball in his hands and good things will happen.

Lots if hope for Ayo's future after this game. Very complete game. Biggest negative was teammates setting up Ayo for open looks and dropping his passes.
 
#99      
Really nice game from Ayo indeed. His lack of shooting is really tough in the modern NBA, but he could find a fit like Matthyse Thybulle on the 76ers with the added bonus of being able to playmake a little. Definitely a way to carve out some minutes and then maybe develop a reliable 3 point shot over time.
 
#100      
Really nice game from Ayo indeed. His lack of shooting is really tough in the modern NBA, but he could find a fit like Matthyse Thybulle on the 76ers with the added bonus of being able to playmake a little. Definitely a way to carve out some minutes and then maybe develop a reliable 3 point shot over time.
This isn’t an apt comparison. Thybulle is one of the most unique defenders to ever play basketball, point blank. Ayo’s offensive game is better than Thybulle’s will ever be and I have faith Ayo’s shot will continuously improve. Definitely hope he can do things to earn a defined role because right now all he has is 2 years of guaranteed job security.