The CBA places $$ requirements on trades. It just so happens Gordon for Gay works straight up but you would have to include picks and young players to make it worth Toronto's time.
How do you guys keep track of the draft picks, in terms of what team has what picks? Is there a good site that summarizes this stuff?
personally, i dont mind the bantering as long as there's no cursing, racial and gender slurs.
when somebody calls me an idiot, it riles me to do more research to prove that im not an idiot, and make the other person look more of an idiot than he thinks of me.
I might be called an idiot for this right now but i dont think there's anybody "available" or would be made available come trade deadline that has the same line as Gay - 20pts, 6rebs, 3asts, 2stls or Demar - 18pts, 4rebs, 3asts.
So if the raps decide to trade them, might be an easy sell (albeit contracts), or if they decide to keep them, then the team can make use of them that other teams dont have.
When I show my wife this she might laugh soo hard she pees herself a little bit. Which would be awesome.
This one does a pretty good job explaining all the various conditions on traded draft picks.
Not really sure where to put this so.........
Memphis unloaded Tony Wroten, Jr. for a 2014 2nd round pick top 50 protected?!?!?!
The Memphis Grizzlies traded guard Tony Wroten, a 2012 first-round NBA draft pick, to the Philadelphia 76ers for a future second-round selection, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
Wroten, 20, was the Grizzlies' 25th overall pick. He averaged 2.6 points and 1.2 rebounds in 7.8 minutes per game.
Philadelphia is still working to meet the minimum team salary requirement of $52.811 million as it works to construct a roster before the start of training camp in September.
Wroten, a 6-foot-5 left-hander, left Washington in 2012 after an excellent freshman season in which he was the Huskies' second-leading scorer at 16 points per game.
I love what Philly is doing this year.
UPDATE: Phoenix trades Caron Butler to Milwaukee in exchange for Ish Smith and Vyacheslav Kravtsov.
It's not a bad move for either team, I think. Milwaukee can afford Butler's lousy salary at this point, and having Butler gives them more flexibility to play Ilyasova at power forward on an as-needed basis. Phoenix sheds Butler's money in exchange for peanuts - which will let them waive Beasley if they decide to go that route - and Kravtsov still has upside.
From Toronto's perspective, I think Milwaukee is now much less interested in trading for Rudy Gay, but still would be interested in Kyle, as point guard is still their weakest position by far.
I didn't think these thoughts merited a thread but not sure where to put it, so I came here......
1) When looking around the league, combing each team's salary page at Mark Deeks' site ShamSports.com, there are not a lot of those really, really bad contracts anymore.... well, not ones that go beyond 2014-15 (i.e. most bad deals have just 2 years left on them).
What are the worst non-expiring contracts in the league?
Landry Fields, 2 years, $13M
Gerald Wallace, 3 years, $31M
Carlos Boozer, 2 years, $32M
Amar'e Stoudemire, 2 years, $43M
Jason Richardson, 2 years, $13M
Jeremy Lin, 2 years, $20M
Eric Gordon, 3 years, $45M
Did I miss any? (No extensions included, like DeRozan, or contracts signed this summer because we don't know how they play out, like Evans).
It would appear the new CBA and luxury tax has scared the majority of the league in to smaller contracts with less years and more scrutiny. What do you think?
2) There is going to be a lot of salary cap money to be spent in the next few years.
Looking at 2014, nearly half the league has significant cap space (click link on bottom - lots of unknowns with options, resignings could change things):
The NBA’s early cap projection for the 2014-15 season is $62.1 million.
The NBA has projected a tax threshold of $75.7 million for the 2014-15 season. Like the cap number, it can be only estimated with the actual figure announced in early July.
The following 14 teams project to have cap room next summer based on these early projections:
Los Angeles Lakers — $46-52 million
Philadelphia 76ers — $34 million
Dallas Mavericks — $31 million
Utah Jazz — $23-43 million
Phoenix Suns — $19.5 million
Charlotte Bobcats — $19 million
Washington Wizards — $15 million.
Atlanta Hawks — $12 million
Detroit Pistons — $12 million
Milwaukee Bucks — $12 million
Golden State Warriors — $10 million
Toronto Raptors — $8-26 million
San Antonio Spurs — $7 million
Cleveland Cavaliers — 6.5-$24 million
The biggest free agent could be LeBron James, a certainty if he chooses to opt out of his contract with the Miami HEAT. Carmelo Anthony, of the New York Knicks, may be a lock to forgo the final year on his deal — although re-signing with New York is certainly not out of the question.
Indiana Pacers’ star Paul George is eligible for an extension until the 2013-14 season starts. If he doesn’t receive one, he’ll be a restricted free agent next summer.
Other big name free agents will likely include Kobe Bryant, Dirk Nowitzki, Pau Gasol, Rudy Gay (player option or PO), Chris Bosh (early termination option or ETO), Dwyane Wade (ETO), Luol Deng, Danny Granger, Andrew Bogut, Paul Pierce, Greg Monroe (restricted or RFA), Zach Randolph (PO), DeMarcus Cousins (RFA), Kyle Lowry, Derrick Favors (RFA) and Gordon Hayward (RFA) — among many others.