The spurs have guys like Danny green, Kawai Leonard, Manu, ginobili, Patty mills, Boris Diaw filling out the team behind tony and Tim.
These are all mostly 2 way players with good size for their position.
We have Matt Barnes, Jordan famar, Jared Dudley, JJ, and Jamal filling out the team behind Chris and Blake.
A mostly a bunch of undersized unathletic one trick ponies for their position. Chris and Blake are also undersized.
So you want to give a max contract to Dj who is the ultimate one trick pony or do you want to start Spencer Hawes at 6 mil and upgrade our giant holes at SG and SF.
Do we want to pay dj just because "centers are rare", but we just got a pretty decent one that is in his mid 20's and get this, he's a 3 point shooter too....... for 6 mill for the next 4 years.
Or we can give dj about 10 million more per year because he blocks 1.5 more shots a game and gets 3 more rebounds a game then is a giant liability. A max player that other teams literally think is such bad a player and so mentally weak they would rather foul him on purpose 40 ft from the basket to win the game. How can he take us deep in the playoffs when other teams can just do that to him. It's a joke.