Re: Can You Build Around Blake Griffin?
posted at 6/14/2013 9:35 PM EDT
In response to R9R's comment:
In response to Fierce34's comment:
Pierce and KG to the Clips.
DeAndre, Griffin, Butler, Jamal Crawford, and Bledsoe to the Celtics.
The Clips then waive Pierce on or before June 30 so that they can sign both CP3 and DH12.
You guys think Blake Griffin is someone the Celts should build around?
An important note. If you trade Griffin, is it the amount he made in 2012-13 or the amount due in 2013-14?
Because I think that is a large difference. His current expiring contract is for 7.2M and is owed 16.4M next year
A trade of Griffin (16.4M), Jordan (11M), Butler (8M), Crawford (5M) and Bledsoe (2.6M) for KG (12M) and PP (16M) would not work
Likewise, if the trade is before July 1 and somehow the tradeable amount is the expiring 7.2M, the Celtics cannot afford that extra 9M in salary increase... That'd put us up over 80M with a lot of years owed to all those guys.
I tried it on the ESPN trade machine and it works.
If the Celts and Clips make the trade before July 1, Griffin will only count as 7.2m.