What I hope is that Nicks stays healthy. If he does he will produce, but his numbers will be misleading because teams will roll coverage toward him. Looking at his body of work it may look like its worth just a little more than Cruz. End result- we ink him at 8-9 million. (I really don't think this is realistic.)
I think if he's healthy for the entire season we'll have a better record and make the playoffs and be SB contenders and Nicks's agent will factor the team offense success into the negotiations, beyond his individual success. I can see him asking for $10 and I can't blame him if he stays healthy. With his injury history he knows better than anybody that his plane won't fly forever.