Re: Bass, Lee, and 1st rounder
posted at 12/19/2013 10:04 AM EST
In response to Rajon-Hondo's comment:
I get it that total contracts we save 3 mil. Next year Asik is going to get 14.8+ mil but I've read that his cap hit will be about 8.5, does Hou make up the rest? I'm not thrilled about this deal mainly because of the draft pick,I definately don't think Asik is worth Bass,Lee and a pick too for just Asik,whom we may not be able to resign unless we overpay him after next year. I do believe in DA though and will take an optimistic wait and see attitude on this , I guess.
Beyond just the stats I feel Bass has been a very positive influence on this team and has led by example and Lee has really flourished in his role with Stevens style. I just feel for what we're giving up we could do better. As much as I try to, I'm just not feeling this move.
I think because he had a three year deal with salarys around $5M-$5M-$15M
the league averages that deal for salary cap ( or osmething like that I read a whiel back).
not sure but I assume that of we trade for Asik, we get to pay his deal $5M this year (rest of it) and $15M next.
but we also assume a $8M+ cap hit each year as well.
as for the money, rememebr next year we lose the $12M that Humphries is being paid and is on our cap this year.
add in Bogans $5M (likely gone) and you still have enough salary room (assuming theowners don;t want to get cheaper) and cap space to re sign Bradley.
now we will have two rookies to pay to replcae Humphries and Bogans on the roster.
AND will would still have Crawford and brooks to either re-sign or replace. Both of their deals combined are in the $4-5M range this year.
overall if we do end up with Asik, we'll be in OK shape salary wise into 2014.
as for the Asik for Bass, Lee and a future first round pick being a good or bad deal.
1) there really are not a lot of starting NBA centers that cna be had right now.
2) there is only one coming out in the draft that is considered to bea NBA quality Center
3) Depends on which pick is traded and what year.
4) I personally would want something else back for Lee (maybe a vet player on an expiring contract like Brewer, Garcia, Brooks).