Originally Posted by EggsToTheBBQ
Also, there's no point in a deal for a huge trade exception, they might as well just let him walk and use the cap space.
You have no idea what you're talking about so just stop arguing. First off, if Bosh
walks, the Raps would have a payroll over $46 million. However, they drafted Ed Davis and agreed to resign Amir to a 5 year/$34 million dollar deal. So, you have to add their first year salaries to the payroll. Amir's first year salary will probably be around $5 million and Davis's will be around $2 million. So, if the Raps let Bosh
walk, the payroll will be at $53 million when the salary cap for next year is $56 million. In case you can't do math, that's $3 million in cap space. In means shit.
Now, on the other hand, a traded player exception would allow the Raps the flexibility to obtain future assets far, far better than $3 million in cap space. The Raps can absorb another team's player and up grade at a position, or they cold participate in a 2 part deal in with another team, such as the Okafor/Collison idea, if it is available. The Raps could absorb Okafor in step one of the trade, and then in step 2 BC swaps a pick or someone like Belli for Collision. There are many, many options with TPE. In this summer's market, $3 mill in cap space gets you a decent bench player, if you're lucky.