Tue Apr 20th, 2010, 09:00 AM
Trade Partners Interested in Expiring Contracts
Between Evans, Banks and Belinelli the Raptors have $12.2M in expiring contracts for the 2010/2011 season. With the current poor economy and at least half the league losing money these contracts may be worth more than you think. If Bosh leaves I think these contracts should not be used in any deal around Bosh. They are separate valuable assets and the team that's getting Bosh will probably be paying 60 cents on the dollar anyway... That's enough, isn't it? So, with that said let's look at some potential teams who might really be interested in expiring contracts:
Likely player: Emeka Okafor, $52M remaining over 4 years
Likely player: Gilbert Arenas, $80M remaining over 4 years
Likely Player: Steve Nash, $22M remaining over 2 years
Likely Player: Leandro Barbosa, $15M remaining over 2 years
Likely Player: Andres Nocioni, $14M over 2 years
Likely Player: Corey Maggette, $31M over 3 years
Likely Player: Andre Iguodala, $56M over 4 years
Likely Player: Elton Brand, $51M over 3 years
Likely Player: Richard Hamilton, $38M over 3 years
Likely Player: Baron Davis, $42M over 3 years
Out of this list the lowest risks would be Nash, Rip, Barbosa, Maggette and Noc. Contracts they should stay away from would include Brand and probably Quick Draw... Even the Mr. Locked N. Loaded may make a big time comeback. Risky contracts that could pay off would include Iggy, Davis and Okafor. Some of these guys would require more than just expiring contracts but that's where the lotto pick would come in handy.
Last edited by Apollo; Tue Apr 20th, 2010 at 09:07 AM.
Tue Apr 20th, 2010, 09:45 AM
No one's very appealing from that list... maybe Okafor because it helps replace Bosh's rebounding and gives us a strong post defender. But New Orleans just changed owners so who knows if they're still hurting for cash. Seeing as how they're just a shade under the luxury tax and missed the playoffs by a long shot, he might be obtainable.
Tue Apr 20th, 2010, 09:50 AM
Most those guys are far more appealing than Reggie Evans, Marcus Banks and Marco Belinelli.
Tue Apr 20th, 2010, 10:02 AM
Raptors Republic Starter
I think any player on that list that is a poor defender, ie. Rip Hamilton, Corey Magette, Baron Davis(can be a great defender when he's 'on') should just be avoided at all costs.
Adding a player like that really isnt a forward step, its just a side step because the Raptors can already score, they just cant defend.
Tue Apr 20th, 2010, 10:36 AM
Raptors Republic Veteran
Good thoughts however most likely passing on all couldn't hurt.
They seem to be either past their prime and only pieces you would add to a team that is one player away from a NBA title
The others; BC can do better.
Tue Apr 20th, 2010, 10:37 AM
So you would rather let Evans, Banks and Belinelli expire than trade for Rip, Corey or Baron? I'm not feeling that personally...
Tue Apr 20th, 2010, 10:52 AM
No interest -- Nash + Rip + Emeka + Arenas + Brand + Barbosa + Nocioni
Mild interest -- Baron + Maggette
Strong interest -- nobody
Tue Apr 20th, 2010, 10:54 AM
The expiring contracts have solid value but they'll have to be coupled with another asset (