Bynum is as useless as Howard if he won't re-sign. Or even more useless, given the fact hes not half as valuable.
Lopez with a max deal isn't worth it, but at 8-10 mil per over 4 yrs hes a tradable commodity and worth the investment. With the high salary floor that was set up teams have to spend the money on someone, so its not like they can empty the roster and go with a bunch of guys on rookie deals. Or they could, but those would become the richest rookie deals in history.
It'll be interesting to see how it plays out. The Magic look like they've painted themselves into a corner but so did the Nuggets and Hornets and both teams got pretty good deals in the end.
http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports.c...-from-houston/New York has reached a deal with Houston to bring in Marcus Camby as part of a sign-and-trade deal reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports and the NBC Sports Network.
Lopez isn't getting the max. Two years ago he was, but not now.
They're going to have cap room whether they bring in a guy like Lopez or not. Now that Anderson is gone the team has no rookie contract players that will demand a sizeable extension and very little in the way of guaranteed salaries after next year. The only real nasty contract is Richardson's, which I'm assuming is going to be included in any deal.
I still think another team will come into the picture, probably the Rockets, Warriors, Pistons, Kings.....some team that's just desperate to be relevant again, even if its only for one year.
http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports.c...r-future-pick/The Sixers have acquired Dorell Wright from the Warriors for a future draft pick, reports Dei Lynam of CSNPhilly.com.
Magic and Nets say trade talks are suspended......all the potential sign and trade options are about to disappear and Lopez will get a new deal with the Nets. A team with oodles of cap space could still jump in but I'd guess they'll put everything off until the season starts and all these new contracts are tradable.
http://espn.go.com/dallas/nba/story/...er-chris-kamanThe Dallas Mavericks have agreed to one-year, $8 million deal with free-agent center Chris Kaman, according to sources close to the process.
The Magic win as far as I'm concerned. The return was laughable at best. Brook Lopez with a max contract was more of a negative return than it was a positive, not to mention mediocre draft picks aren't very valuable either.
Last edited by Clipse; 07-11-2012 at 08:24 PM.