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42 - Help me out ... So essentially, we are trading Brad Miller's contract and the two 2nd rounds picks we got in the Jarret Jack trade for Robin Lopez and Hakim Warrick's expiring deal? To me, that is a STEAL! Thoughts?
We dumped Jack, got stuff, then trading the stuff away for a $4m expiring and Lopez at around $5mish for 3y.
So we turned Jack's $5m expiring into a $4m expiring and a 7ft-er with a 15 PER last year on a 3y $5mish deal (who was a RFA), but who has some injury concerns.
This is assuming we can go over the cap. The numbers bear out with Dyson included, and just right, so I assume this is correct and a team can exceed the cap once you go under it, despite Coon not expliticly stating so unless by very specific (not trade) means.
I have not watched enough's teams' books closely enough to see this work. As I said, the Dyson inclusion and the numbers working out just so and only with a min player's inclusion, makes me think this mechanism may apply. Again, it's not stated.
Is it possible that Dyson doesn't make the team and return to the Hornets? Or the new rule does not allow him to come back? Watkins got cut by the 6ers few days ago.
Wow you guys are giving Robin Lopez $5M/yr over 3 years? Not sure if he's that good...I would have expected him to get at most about $3M cause he's a decent backup but that's about it.
Don't really feel like going back over this morass but have those figures on Lopez's contract been confirmed?
"Hornets means nothing." - Tom Benson
I have not seen them confirmed, but the confines of the deal leave a low ceiling for the first year salary. the duration has to be 2-4y.
FYI: LATEST BREAKING NEWS! DEAL HUNG UP ON LOPEZ TAKING 3 YR - $15 MIL DEAL
BARCELONA – The Minnesota Timberwolves are clearing salary-cap space to target free-agent forward Andrei Kirilenko by helping facilitate a three-team trade that would send Phoenix’s Robin Lopez and Hakim Warrick to the New Orleans Hornets, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
Andrei Kirilenko played in Russia during the NBA's lockout-shortened season. (Reuters)The trade gathered momentum Tuesday night and centered on Lopez agreeing to a three-year, $15 million-plus contract and moving to the Hornets in a sign-and-trade agreement, league sources told Y! Sports.
The rest of the deal included the Timberwolves sending small forward Wesley Johnson and a lottery-protected first-round draft pick to the Suns, sources said. Brad Miller, who is retiring and has a contract that can be waived before month’s end, and Warrick are also expected to be on the move. Miller’s contract would go to the Suns, and Warrick would possibly move to the Hornets, sources said. New Orleans would also send two future second-round draft picks to Minnesota.
The teams were still finalizing details, but sources said that Lopez, a restricted free agent, was returning soon from a vacation to take a physical for the Hornets. New Orleans had been working diligently for weeks on acquiring a center to play alongside No. 1 overall pick Anthony Davis, and give Davis some inside support.
Kirilenko has a buyout in his CSKA of Moscow contract that allows him to return to the NBA. He ruled out the Brooklyn Nets and Russian billionaire owner Mikhail Prokhorov on Tuesday because the Nets simply couldn’t pay him beyond the veteran’s minimum of $1.2 million, sources said. Kirilenko has been searching for a deal that would pay him in the vicinity of $8 million annually, and Minnesota could have the cap space to do so.
Minnesota is signing another Russian, point guard Alexey Shved, to a free-agent contract. The T’wolves signed Portland restricted free agent Nicolas Batum to a $45 million offer sheet, but the Trail Blazers matched the money to retain him.
Using $4m for Warrick and $762,195 for Dyson (or whoever), we get
For Lopez's largest deal over 3y.
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