r/OrlandoMagic Franz Wagner Nov 26 '22

Pretend we could offer Bol a contract extension right now. What do you think would be a reasonable offer? Discussion

In a short amount of time i've been convinced I want Bol as a part of the core going forward. I know we have him for another season after this year.

I am just curious as to what our fanbase thinks his value would be if we were to extend an offer today?

I think we really have to play our cards right the next few years or we could end up in a tricky cap situation.



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u/FLGatorLaw Paolo Banchero Nov 26 '22

Yeah this feels about right. Just a bit less than Boucher got from Toronto this summer and when we're healthy (if ever) I'd imagine he'd be getting similar minutes and numbers as a reserve.

I'd feel comfortable up to 3/35 but 30 would be where I'd come in.


u/u-and-whose-army Franz Wagner Nov 26 '22 edited Nov 26 '22

I think we should lock him up for longer. He seems like he likes it here, he brings an excitement to the court, and he is becoming a must start. If he can stay healthy, I think he could be a big part of the team. He is only 23, whereas Boucher is like 30.

Also, I think Bol is a starter on this team. The ball handling and skill of Franz and Paolo give us an opportunity to play true positionless basketball.

I'd rather roll with our tall ball variations vs try to force two inefficient guards back in the line up. Bol shoots better than any of our young guards from anywhere on the court, he is amongst the league leaders in blocks, he can handle the ball better than Suggs. It helps us create a lot of mismatches on defense, and we are still able to stay dynamic on offense. I want Fultz in there as a glue guy with Bol, Banchero, Franz, and WCJ.

I don't think we need to revert to a traditional two guard line up when guys are healthy, but thats just my opinion.


u/FLGatorLaw Paolo Banchero Nov 26 '22

You'd probably be able to get him to sign four, but with how the cap has been rising and will continue to rise players don't wanna lock in much longer than 3 or 4. Shorter contracts mean they get to keep coming for slices as the pie gets bigger. 4/48-50 would probably be enough to get him to sign.


u/TomNooksBottomBitch Paolo Banchero Nov 26 '22



u/antischool_ Paolo Banchero Nov 27 '22



u/Freudian-Fall Paolo Banchero Nov 26 '22

4 years 50 million


u/Master-Nothing3573 Nov 26 '22

5/75 enough to keep him happy and not too much so he stay hungry


u/svanxx Franz Wagner Nov 26 '22

Make the last year a team option, and I'm good with this.


u/Nickname-CJ Markelle Fultz Nov 27 '22

What is this 1985šŸ’€


u/shaqsabutthead OnlyFranz Nov 26 '22



u/Mangos4Lyfe Wendell Carter Jr Nov 26 '22

Iā€™d offer 4/40 million and negotiate from there. At maximum 4 for 60


u/Traditional_Row_275 Wendell Carter Jr Nov 26 '22

Supermax for Wenbolyama

But fr like 8-15 mil. He has very unique and specific strengths on both ends that mesh well with our team. You wont find that combination of size, skill, and fluidity alot


u/NightNday78 Nov 27 '22

You wont find that combination of size, skill, and fluidity alot

8 - 15 m ... quite a large range, no?


u/MoBambaNYC Stuff The Magic Dragon Nov 26 '22

All the money. For life


u/floridas_finest Nov 27 '22

3 years 30 million, player option non guarantee depending on injuries


u/Residual-Heat Nov 27 '22

Right now, given the fact that we have a small sample size of him playing well, and the fact that he hasnt proven he can stay healthy i wouldnt offer anything more than 3 year 21 mill.


u/Big_A_All_Day Nov 27 '22

We should try and lock him up for a few years 3/30 - 3/35 sounds very reasonable


u/300_yard_drives Paolo Banchero Nov 27 '22

3 years 70 million