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Old 03-22-2014, 03:42 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by JoeyJoJo Shabbadu View Post
But signing him and trading him as an expiring allows us to spend deeper past the cap. Wouldnt be the first time a useless player was signed to complete a trade.
you can't sign him, he's owed like 6 millions unless he's waived, in which case it drop to 1M or so. We either keep him for 6, or waive him and eat the remainder.

I will be shocked if we make any kind of big splash this summer to be honest. There's no rush to do it and we'll be in a much better position next summer. So I'd expect to see us retaining PP and filling up on 1 year contracts, unless we get lucky with a steal in free agency.

it makes a ton of sense, our core of the 5 starters + PP + hayes + tyler + a (good we hope) rookie or two is proven to be a playoff calibre team. At this point, no move short of a superstar signing would elevate us to the next level, so we might as well wait. We'll get to see one more season of this core of players, evaluate our rookies and the progress of jv/ross. GOing into the next summer, we will have 2 first round picks, a ton of 2nd round picks, a shitload of cap space and a good grasp on where we at with demar/ross/jv/rookies.

Whether we make the playoffs or not next season won't even be all that critical, except in attracting a top free agent. But let's face it, the chances of that happening are slim anyway. And we should be making the playoff anyway, even if it will be much harder.

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