Re: Salary Cap Situation for 2013-14
posted at 5/6/2013 12:30 AM EDT
In response to prakash's comment:
In response to Fierce34's comment:
It's time to move on.
I'm Pierce's #1 fan, but the time has come, that's life in the NBA.
Fierce, it is not about being sentimental and a fan. I am a huge Rondo fan but I am not averse to seeing him traded to improve the team. I just don't see the sense in these moves. There are no free agents available. Lottery is just that - lottery. It is not a sure thing. I don't see the hurry to gamble. Let the next season play out, let KG retire and make use of the cap space. If the lottery path goes bust, the Celts may end up losing Rondo and Green when they become free agents.
Rondo can't be traded until other teams will see he's 100% or close to 100%.
These moves will not make any sense because no matter what the Celts do, there will be no Banner 18 in the near future.
Remember, the Celts won a championship after having the 2nd worst record in the league in 2007.
And maybe you don't know, under new salary cap rules, teams that went over the salary cap for 3 straight years will be penalized. It's called repeater tax.
Only teams that have been taxpayers in 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14 will pay it.
If the Celts don't waive or amnesty Pierce, they will be in danger of entering repeater tax territory.