Re: Potential Trade Partner - $10-million under CBA minimum salary
posted at 8/28/2013 7:04 PM EDT
In response to Fierce34's comment:
In response to Trax's comment:
I guess you guys don't realize that Philly won't have to give up anything to accept a $5m or $10m player at the trade deadline. Teams that want to shed salary at the trade deadline would be willing to give up a draft pick or picks or a good player to Philly so they would take a contract that they no longer want.
Anyone heard from Russ or Snake lately?
Yes, but a scenario like that means Philly would have to take a bad contract.
Why would a team wanting to shed salary trade an expiring contract?
If you want a salary dump then you offer a draft pick or draft picks as incentive.
But if you're the team that wants to reach the minimum salary then you will be the one offering an incentive.
The Celts are already below the tax line.
So trading Humpy is really not a priority.
Let's put it this way, if Humpy to Philly for a 2nd round pick happens, it's Philly that called the Celtics, not the Celtics calling the Sixers.
This is nonsense.
A team over the luxury tax line or salary cap who knows they won't be a title contender, they would give up assets to not pay the luxury tax or to be under the cap for the 2013-14 season. Yes, Philly would take a bad expiring contract, even for a player that is out the rest of the season.
To shed a $7m expiring contract, that could save a team over the luxury tax line $15m to $25m in luxury tax payments for just this season. Plus, there are added benefits in years to come, to not being a tax paying team.