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Old 01-21-2013, 09:32 AM
 
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so the trade deadline is coming up, rumors of trades are starting to heat up some. just read that memphis is considering trading zbo and/or rudy gay to make cap space. amazing that they would consider randolph imo. he is their best player right now and they have done well with no gay in the mix. money is tight and the cap is about to crush teams!
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:20 AM
 
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so the trade deadline is coming up, rumors of trades are starting to heat up some. just read that memphis is considering trading zbo and/or rudy gay to make cap space. amazing that they would consider randolph imo. he is their best player right now and they have done well with no gay in the mix. money is tight and the cap is about to crush teams!
GREAT thread.

I absolutely think that we are going to see some moves that most years look *bizarre* because teams have gotten caught between a rock and a hard place with the luxury tax being so much tougher.

HoopsHype - NBA Salaries - Memphis Grizzlies

Looking at memphis' payroll I don't see why they need to make those possible moves.
What am I missing?
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:36 AM
 
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i think they are hurting for money bad and want to get back down to the 60 mil range. they know this team isnt winning it all so why not go back to mediocrity and save cash.

its a crappy way to look at it, but when you need money you need money.
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:08 PM
 
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i think they are hurting for money bad and want to get back down to the 60 mil range. they know this team isnt winning it all so why not go back to mediocrity and save cash.

its a crappy way to look at it, but when you need money you need money.
Yeah, they have pretty poor attendance and the current owner paid $350mil for the team which has an estimated worth of only 266mil.....but he is an internet billionaire.

They might be making a grab for a slice of the salary tax pie? Remember, the guys that pay tax pay into a pool and the guys UNDER the tax get to divide it.

So that might be a quick way to pick up 5-10million? More?
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:28 PM
 
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maybe, they are over right now, and if they keep everyone including picking up options/qualifying offers then they are like 3-4 over next year with only 13 players on the books.
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:51 PM
 
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maybe, they are over right now, and if they keep everyone including picking up options/qualifying offers then they are like 3-4 over next year with only 13 players on the books.
Ok. Well if they can clear 10million in salary....imagine this scenario....

20 of 30 teams over cap. Total penalty $200million. That's 20mil each for the teams that didn't go over....which in addition to the 10mil savings.....a nice $30mil windfall.

I think some teams are eyeing the potentially huge pie that could be the tax penalty kitty and they want their 1/10th or 1/15th etc for being under.
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:05 PM
 
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keep in mind that the league gets 1/2 of that number for "philanthropy"

also you must be under the CAP not the TAX. and the cap is what 55 mil?
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:06 PM
 
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keep in mind that the league gets 1/2 of that number for "philanthropy"

also you must be under the CAP not the TAX. and the cap is what 55 mil?
Ok, I didn't know about either of those.

In any case, I think the point stands that they may be angling to not only save money on the front end but possibly get some of the tax money which could potentially be substantial.
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:57 AM
 
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a small trade, griz cleared SOME cap space.

Memphis Grizzlies, Cleveland Cavaliers agree to multiplayer trade - ESPN
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:43 PM
 
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howard to nets?

Source Nets Preparing To Pursue Trade For Dwight - RealGM Wiretap

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The Brooklyn Nets are preparing to make another run at Dwight Howard, according to a source.

Playing in Brooklyn with Deron Williams and Joe Johnson was at the top of Howard’s list last summer and the Nets are convinced that he still has a strong desire to make the Barclays Center his home office. The Nets have played well under P.J. Carlesimo and feel like the addition of Howard could be the piece that gets them to the NBA Finals.

Nets general manager Billy King has closely monitored the struggling Lakers and quietly searched for a third team with an attractive piece that would help facilitate a trade that would deliver Howard to the Nets, according to sources.

The Lakers have struggled through injuries, a coaching change and a lack of chemistry this season. The team is currently 17-24 and facing the reality that missing the playoffs seems inevitable. The feeling out of Brooklyn is that Howard can be had for the right price because of the Lakers’ struggles and long-term commitment to a collection of pieces that just don’t seem to fit or complement Howard’s assortment of skills.

The only missing element was a third team with an attractive piece that would force the Lakers to consider the future of the franchise and directly question Howard about the direction he’s leaning at this point of the season. King, according to sources, was confident that he had a trade proposal that was a perfect fit for all teams involved.

According to sources, King was planning to contact the Minnesota Timberwolves in order to gauge their interest in a three-team trade that would send Kevin Love to the Lakers, Brook Lopez to the Timberwolves and Dwight Howard to the Nets. Other small pieces would need to be included, but the proposed trade was thought to be intriguing enough to start conversations in the Lakers front office that would force them to deal with Howard earlier than planned.

That idea, however, was shelved when Love was sidelined 8-10 weeks with a broken hand. The Nets believed the Lakers would be interested in Love, but not an injured Love, even if they’re facing missing the playoffs, according to sources.

King will still look around for an attractive piece for the Lakers, but won’t make getting Howard as big a priority as last season, according to sources. But he will continue to watch the Lakers and explore intriguing trade options, sources said.
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