We've got a tiny bit of time before the deadline, but assuming we offer Ray a real long term deal this summer what's he worth?
I haven't done any comparison with other PGs, but basing his skill on that of our retained (not rookie scale) players, I'd say something like this:
Start him off at 7.25 mil, give him typical raises to 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 10 over 6 years. What I'd try to do, and likely his agent would say "oh hell no" to is make at least the last year a team option.
Its hard to say though, Bell makes 5 mil, but so did Carroll,and on the other end of the spectrum Meka makes 9.5 going up a million a year to 14.5. Vlad makes 6.5 going to near 7, and I think that mid to high 7 mark is a good point to start ray out at because he's better than Vlad, better than Carroll, better then Bell (at some things), but he certainly isnt as good as Wallace or Meka.
This is just my opinion, and the whole point here is I want to see what do you guys think he'd be worth.., and a bit of what you think he's going to go after. I mean Mek wanted that 6th year, that was the sticking point this summer with him, are we going to see something like that with Ray?