posted at 7/5/2011 2:55 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Hickson--Ripe
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Hickson--Ripe : It's doable but makes no sense for the team wanting to acquire Hickson. Had the Cavs renegotiated the 4th year of his contract between March 1st and June 30th they could have given him $5.9M (if still under the cap after the added salary) and up to 10.5% increases for each subsequent year of the remaining contract or added years on an extended contract. Other than locking him up for extra years at $6+M to avoid losing him to free agency after the 5th year of the original contract I don't see the advantage either. Just take him at existing contract, throw in another player to match salaries and then waive the throw in and resign him under bird rights come FA. I guess an argument could be made that another team might bid up the price in FA after two years and why not extend and increase the contract now to terms that you prefer if you really value him more than the player you're giving up.
Posted by Mployee8[/QUOTE]
I agree, and I don't see owners driving up the prices any time in the near future. I see most players staying on their own teams..collusion? Hey, the players did it, saying they wanted to "play together." That decision was made 3 years ago, and is a major sticking point in the deal, IMO.
3 year deals MAX. And lower deals for the Sasha's, Waltons, LaFrentz's and AK47's of the world. Would the C's bid to keep BBD? NO, so why do it!
Latest rumor on DH to LAL -
ORL gets Bynum, ODOM, Blake and Brown (although he has since opted out), LAA gets Howard and Arenas!!
Makes NO sense for either team, any agree with me?