Is there a way we could get him right back after waiving him? Because I would love to have Landry for that kind of money lol
If I remember correctly, that provision was made so you keep the player and stretch out his contract. At the time they were using Al Harringtons as an example on Denver, they would've been able to keep him ad stretch out his salary. Basically your cap hit on a player would last longer than it's actual contract.
Last edited by saints91; Sun Jun 30th, 2013 at 08:21 PM.
ya, I totally agree. If he's actually healthy he's worth keeping around. Especially at half the salary. He's so versatile!
He'd be a great backup for Amir, but it's not going to happen.
Id love for us to keep Landry if his arm is actually recovering... but if we intend to break into the top 6 playoff spots, I'd toss him.
It's an amnesty clause just like the one most are familiar with.. the difference is with the regular amnesty it can only be used on guys pre CBA (so that would be Kleiza, or Amir - Bargnani is gone so he of course doesn't qualify).
Stretch can be used on anyone post CBA (including Fields) but some of the salary will count towards the cap unlike the regular amnesty where none of their salary counts towards the cap. The team is still responsible for paying the players salary (minus the portion that another team uses to bid on that player once he becomes a 'free agent').
I'm pretty sure there was a clause in CBA that you can keep the player and stretch his salary. I'll have to look into it again though. That's one of the things that stood out to me when the new CBA was announced
Last edited by saints91; Sun Jun 30th, 2013 at 09:07 PM.
I'm not a fan of stretching Landry at all right now. He had an awful year last year, but that wasn't really his fault. He's untradeable anyway, so unless we have a serious free agent target for a new contract (and I don't think we do), getting rid of his salary doesn't make sense, especially since at best we'd only be knocking his cap hit down to 3.5 million per year or so. I'd rather give him a year, see if he improves - and then see if he's worth keeping or tradeable at that point. If he doesn't find his shot again, then sure, stretch him then. But I'm not a fan of pulling the trigger early on him, because he's a good character guy and good locker room presence, and what the hell else are we going to use the hit for except possibly to take on other teams' bad contracts?
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