All right, everybody really needs to chill on this trade kicker thing with Hedo.
Yes, if he gets traded he gets a 15 per cent bump in his annual stipend, itís a clause he negotiated into each of his last two deals and it seems to have become some huge issue with the e-mailers.
Itís not a big deal, itís certainly not a deal-breaker and heís one of about 35 or so guys in the league who have them.
Those guys range, by the salary spreadsheets that an NBA GM works off, from Kobe to Mo Pete to Roger Mason to Sam Dalembert.
A handful of guys that many e-mailers would like to see on the Raptors Ė Dalembert, Manu, Joel Przybilla, Chris Kaman, Jeff Foster Ė have them and Hedo even had one in the Orlando contract he had before he came to Toronto.
Oh, and Amir Johnson had one, too, when the Raptors obtained him.
It is no big deal, it not an issue in any trade and itís really nothing worth getting worked up over.