Re: Salary Cap Situation Update
posted at 7/2/2013 2:22 PM EDT
In response to BosoxJoe5's comment:
In response to Fierce34's comment:
Mployee is saying the Celtics can get down to 48-50m in total salaries.
Again, another far-fetched scenario.
It's a strong possibility that the Celts can get a TPE for Gerald Wallace. But it's very unlikely the Celts can get rid of Humphries' contract without taking back contract/s in return.
The Celtics may have gotten rid of the contracts of KG and Pierce, but it doesn't mean the Celtics are better off.
Pierce is an expiring contract.
KG has 1 more year left for 12m.
But Gerald Wallace still has 20.2m left after this season.
If you think about it, the Celtics' salary cap situation has gotten worse.
Humphries since he has an expiring contract
you can pair him with the TPE and end up with a legit Free Agent in a sign and trade. No expiring contract is a bad contract, they are quiet useful.
Exactly ... Fungus doesn't know how to think outside of the box. He only knows what he reads. Once a sportswriter says something's doable then he'll endorse it with an explanation of why he missed it.
If you're Houston (who already has cap space to sign Howard based on S&T) and are looking to reduce your cap space in two years to avoid any tax, then swapping Humphries' expiring contract for Asik's is a godsend. The C's will send out $12MM and get back the avg salary of Asik which is $10MM saving $2MM in cap space and getting a legitimate center now. Houston can take back 125% of what they send out so the deal works for them. (Trade Machine verified using Houston/Brooklyn for the doubting Thomas Fungus34)
I suggested a similar deal could be done with Pekovic by offering him a poison pill contract that Minny wouldn't match and in turn would probably be willing to do a S&T to reduce cap or get a player/pick back rather than nothing.
This is the time for Danny to use his flexibility to get a top center for the next 5 yrs ... Not wait for a lottery pick to develop or hope another FA Center can be had in 2-3 yrs.
THE TIME IS NOW!!!