Also luxury tax teams are going to face a much larger penalty for their excess salary and this could lead to some pretty non-basketball trades coming down the pipe.
Anyways, this is all speculation on my part but I don't think the trends of the last few years will be easy to replicate moving forward UNLESS guys take significant pay cuts. Time will tell.
There's a reason I added "difference-making", and I wasn't talking about Pizza Pizza stock prices.
Chandler was traded so he doesn't quite fit here.
Carmelo and Stoudemire fit scenario (c).
Players are definitely more choosey though, at least the good ones. And the flip side of it is the guys out there that are teamless, like Barbosa, Derek Fisher, Kenyon Martin, T-Mac, Redd. Granted some broken bodies mentioned there but a wealth of experience and some seriously useful skills that any team could use coming off the bench. But no one wants to pay them what they want. In the end they might each sign for the league minimum just so they can play next season.
For the Raptors, we'd be looking for one that fits the former level of play. Those are choosey ones that will likely take less money so they can play in a better environment or chance to win.
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)