Originally Posted by Bill Haverchuck
I clicked the link and read the whole article. One part, that isn't quoted here, seems wrong....
Since when can you spend cap space on other free agents and then go over the cap on your own players? Wouldn't Bayless be a cap hold that needs to be renounced if the Raps want to use the capspace? Don't you lose the bird rights if you renounce the cap hold? I really need to find a copy of the new CBA.
Yep, you're right. His cap hold is pretty big too - the Raptors
would likely not pay him as much as his cap hold is, so they would actually free up space by signing him, rather than the other way around. Of course, renouncing him is totally the way to go if you need cap space, but you do indeed lose all rights to him.