In response to soxpatscelts25's comment:
I agree that Jeff is hard to watch sometimes, but everyone acts like 8.7 mill per year is a ton for a "3rd or 4th option". There are a lot of teams that are paying their 3rd and fourth options right around 8 or 9 million. Here are a few when all players on their team are healthy:
George Hill 4th/5th option on Pacers- 8 million (George, Hibbert, West, Granger?)
Jeff Teague 3rd/4th on Hawks- 8 million (Horford, Millsap)
Nets have 5 guys making over 12 million.... (Pierce, Garnett, Lopez, Johnson, Williams)
Taj Gibson- 7.55 million (Rose, Noah, Boozer, Deng before traded)
Rodney Stuckey- 8.5 million (Drummond, Monroe, Smith, Jennings)
Andrea Bargnani- 11.8 million (Melo, Jr smith, Felton)
Trevor Ariza- 7.7 million (Nene, Gortat, Wall, Beal)
Andre Igoudala- 12.8 (Curry, Thompson, Lee)
Jeremy Lin 8.3 (Howard, Harden, Parsons)
I could keep going but between 8 and 10 million is not uncommon for a "3rd or 4th option". Jeff has been a little disappointing but I have never really agreed with trading him. It's not like he is averaging 11 points and starting every game. The guy is averaging almost 17 points and 5 rebounds. very similar to wesley matthews in portland (who is a 4th option) who is making 7 million a year.
You can get 3 GREAT players making over 10 million like OKC (Durant 18, Westbrook 15, Ibaka 12.3) and still pay a 4th option 9 million (perkins even though he sucks now).