We dont know the state of Knicks in 2015 season leading to the 2016 draft. Then I hear that the Nuggets already have an option to xchange the 2016 pick (courtesy of Masai) which would be in play giving us what would be a Denver pick lower down the ranks.
Do we have any idea about that draft class? I vote for keeping it for a future trans. that might be more valuable than a TRob who seems like a project now surprisingly.
holy crap we got a lot of picks.
Tristan Thompson anyone?
Bargnani dunking on fools - there were some good times
Not even going to waste my time on that garbage lol
So, what next? I'm pumped up now, since something has finally happened! Bring on more moves, Masai! Build us a consistent winner, I don't care if it takes a few years.
Robinson is off to Portland
The big thing is that Houston has enough cap space for Dwight
He'll be 40 or 41 in 2014 I don't know for sure, but the thing is player can retire whenever he wants to if he agrees to forgo his salary. The end is here for Camby's nba career. Only thing he can do is to be great bench warmer (& mentor to JV ), and if he doesn't retire until 2014 and he's still with the team, there is no way raptors exercising his team option for NBA PLAYER contract, because he'll be too old and any day he can tell GM sorry I'm retiring. and that would mean more money in MLSE bank account but no change in salary cap.
And by the way, I think he'll be bought out this season or traded.
Last edited by rocwell; Sun Jun 30th, 2013 at 09:46 PM.
Apparently Bargs had a trade kicker too? Man.
I am so fuckin happy. Eulogy for Bargani anyone?
In Masai we trust.
Yeah: this trade is literally unbelievable. New York is gambling HUGE here: they're taking on even more salary and shedding Camby (who is nothing except years of salary now - last year's PER of 8.6 was dreadful) and Novak (who's a good roleplayer) AND ditching picks? Ujiri is a mad goddamned wizard to have pulled this off. Most likely the team buys out or stretch provisions Camby. Novak has some court value still, I think we keep him around as a backup.
Not sure about the picks per se e.g. how good they are. If you look at New York's pick commitments, their 2016 pick is already semi-committed in that Denver has the right to swap picks with it, so in 2016 I think this means we'll get the worse of Denver and New York's picks, and I don't see Denver being shitty in 2015/16. Still, a future first-rounder is a future first-rounder. As for second-rounders, New York's 2014 and 2015 second-rounders are already sent to other teams and their 2016 second-rounder was traded to Portland with 31-38 protection. I suspect we have their 2017 or 2018 second-round picks. These are good future assets or potential trade sweeteners.
Finally, I don't think this is evidence one way or the other of a tank. Removing Bargnani is addition via subtraction for the Raptors on multiple levels: he doesn't play well with our team and we're shedding net $2.5 million in salary every year. Camby and Novak are what they are, but they're not going to actively hurt the team because nobody will treat them as primary options. So this isn't a tank trade.
But you have to ask yourself: if Ujiri was able to get this much for Bargs, what could he get for one of our GOOD assets?
Robinson was traded to the Blazers
Matt52 called it. 2, 2nd rounders was all it took to get TRob. Is he really that bad?
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