Also, I am disappointed Peja won't get flipped for anything but at the same time that deal did create a couple of million extra flexibility next season and rid Jack's final 2 years on the contract. Oh yeah, plus Bayless was brought here. I'd rather have Bayless than Jack - any day.
The Bosh TPE lasts past draft day, does it not? Since we aren't going to blow the whole thing on an overpaid player who might get us 5 more wins after the trade deadline, why not wait until the end of the season and try to use it to trade up in the draft?
OKC is dying for a 3 pt shooter but BC could not even move Peja.
How bad does the trade that brought Peja looks now when we probably had pay another 10 million
In terms of paying $10M, MLSE can handle it. The Raps are still below the luxury tax. In reality they lost the contracts of Anderson, Banks, and Jack (so the deal actually cost them more like $6M but saved them $2.3M next year and $5.6M the season after.
Unless you are one of the newly converted Bayless haters, the trade brought a 22 year old guard on a rookie deal and rid the team of JJ and his final 2 years on his contract, freed up $2.3M next year, and $5.6M the season after (all based on current CBA numbers).
However, since MLSE can afford it, then why bother with looking for these things
Better luck next time PAL
As I said on one of the front page articles...
Expiring contracts aren't nearly worth as much as some people seem to think. Colangelo didn't get Peja because he thought he could trade him for something. He got him because he wanted Bayless and some salary relief, both of which they got.Expiring contracts are not nearly as valuable as many fans seem to think. You do realize that, at this point, more than half the league will have a total payroll of less than $50 million this summer. The salary cap this season is $58 million. Who exactly is pining for big expiring contracts?
And while the Hornets may have wanted to acquire Iguodala for Peja, Philly obviously didn't want to give him away for cap room. Plenty of teams offered Philly cap space for Iguodala and they didn't agree to any of them. Maybe there's a reason for that.
Peja is just one of MANY large expiring deals. Andrei Kirilenko, Vince Carter, Eddy Curry, Michael Redd, Kenyon Martin, Jason Richardson, Tyson Chandler, Caron Butler, Zach Randolph, Samuel Dalembert, Tayshaun Prince, Mike Dunleavey and Troy Murphy all have contracts that expire this summer and make at least $10 million. T.J. Ford, J.R. Smith, Nazr Mohommed, Dan Gadzuric, Vladimir Radmanovic, Shane Battier, Jared Jeffries, Jeff Foster, Morris Peterson and Joel Przybilla all have expiring contracts and make more than $6 million.
Expiring contracts used to be useful when most teams were over the cap or losing teams were over the luxury tax threshold, but that's not the case any longer. Take a look at the payrolls around the league. Like I said, more than half the league will be paying out less than $50 million this summer.
Bc signs Jack to a contract that is more than his real market value. Just after 2 season, he sees that it is not working. To off load Jack, he has to pick up Peja's contract ( pay 10 million) and also take back Bayless, unproven, injury prone , shoot first, no vision PG.
I am just wondering who contract we should get next summer when BC tried to trade away Kleiza
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