It may not end up this way but it's looking more and more like there's not much choice for Jeremy except take 2.6 million for 1 yr with the Mavs using the stretch provision on Raymond Felton.
On the face of it, it sounds bad. Jeremy obviously is not getting the respect he deserves or the contract offers his actual numbers and play indicate. My take is that he is just not great as a back up roll player type guy. His turnover rate is just too high for playoff teams looking for a backup. He is a high risk, high reward player who needs the ball in his hands and needs shooters around him as well as high picks. There are just not many teams who have that type of team and are willing to let him do his thing.
So here is why it could turn out to be an incredible blessing:
The cap goes up significantly in the next 2 years due to the new TV revenue kicking in. With a good season, Jeremy will have a better chance for an at market contract, which could be huge.
Dallas actually needs Jeremy to be a primary ball handler.
Wes Matthews probably won't be ready until mid season recovering from the torn achilles , and CP will most likely not be ready at the start recovering from his knee surgery.
DJ is one of the best pick and roll big guys around.
Jeremy will have a great chance to run pick and roll with DJ early and often before Wes and CP come back.
He'll have some shooters around him with Dirk, Villenueva, Justin Anderson, and of course Wes and CP when they are back.
So, if it all plays out this way, maybe it won't be such a bad thing. We shall see, but after 3 years of suffering, it has to get better, it just has to!