Yao Ming, Tim Duncan, Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard, Steve Nash, and... Adonal Foyle? What could they possibly all have in common? Well, Chris Sheridan on ESPN.com notes that they all aren't going anywhere. The funniest part about the piece is the comparison between former Warrior "great" Erick Dampier who ranked #8 on the list and current Warrior fan favorite Adonal Foyle who's got the 10th spot.
We can debate whether he has improved enough to be worth his $9.8 million salary this season, but there's no arguing he's a cap killer in years ahead. He's owed $47 million over the next four years.
On the face of the Warriors' franchise Adonal Foyle:
You thought Dampier's contract was bad? At least he plays. Foyle is due $30 million over the next three seasons.
Only in a place like "Golden State" could both of these players be "tearing up the league" together on the same roster for 7 "illustrious" years.
Damp will always be remembered in the Bay for his amazing work ethic, tremendous improvement, drive to succeed, and great hands.
(Haha, I can't even type that with a straight face)
Right now given their horrendous contract sheets (Damp- 7 years $73 million vs Foyle- 6 years $42 million) and production, which player would you rather have on the Warriors?
This year's key numbers:
Erick Dampier: 28 games, 26:06 min, 9.4 ppg (68.2% FG and 59.3% FT), 8.6 rpg, 1.2 bpg, and hands of stone
Adonal Foyle: 17 games, 10:30 min, 2.8 ppg (64.5% FG and 61.5% FT), 2.7 rpg, 0.8 bpg, and hands of stone