Re: Omer Asik's salary
posted at 7/7/2013 10:16 AM EDT
In response to MelWitt's comment:
In response to vtfanofcs' comment:
In response to Bigpapa1977's comment:
Houston signed Omer Asik with a so-called "poison Pill" to ensure that the Bulls would not match. His contract is structured like this:
For cap purposes his salary is$8,374,646 per season.
Asik has been rumored to be on the block. At this point the team trading for him would be assuming $20,123,938 in salary for 2 years, averaging just over $10m per year. Houston will have received one year of his services for only $5m.
Furthermore Asik's trade value would diminish over time. After 13-14 he would then be due $14.898,938 for one year.
If the Rockets wish to trade him, I would think the Celtics, like other teams, should be interested.
Are the Celtics tanking, or not?
I could see the Celtics offering Kris Humphries expiring deal and some other asset, but why would the Rockets make that deal? The sign and trade with Atlanta for Josh Smith would have made the most sense for the Rockets, but Smith is in Detroit. I think that Asik has quite a bit of value (even with the poison pill next year) and will be dealt for future picks or a starting, borderline all-star PF.
I am not convinced that the celtics are tanking. Picking up a legitimate center would make the Celtics a decent team, IMO. Asik. by himself, would not impede the Celtics from rebuilding this team, IMO, he could be part of it.
No offense but...Wrong...they are tanking...there is no way they can do anything but stumble into the playoffs by wasting $$$ on humps like Asik and without GREAT players, so what's the sense of that?
This hump Asik is not worth $14 mill in '15or $8+ mill/yr on the cap each year...So yes, I have no suggestions but for them to be resigned to their fate for a couple of years, hopefully to get a decent lottery pick each such year to allow either us getting lucky and getting a couple of GREAT players in the draft, or accummulating assets to allow Danny Strange a chance to acquire GREAT players that way...what you suggest if a recipe for feckless mediocrity...the C's are about championships, not playoff one and dones...that's what the Asiks of the world get you.
How many years will this tanking take? What is the guaranteed payoff? Should this tanking bring the C's assets by getting rid of the ones they already have?
A trade that brings a player like Asik, if possible, would not destroy Boston's future,
Boston can continue to mold it's roster and still maintain flexibility. IMO, Gerald Wallace's contract remains the worst piece going forward. And, who knows, unattractive contracts have been moved before.