Re: Sign Beasley??
posted at 5/11/2011 1:24 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Sign Beasley??
[QUOTE]While I highly doubt Dud's guarantee that there will be a "hard" cap, I will say that Rondo, Allen and KG would all be traded before Pierce. There is NO WAY Ainge would trade Pierce. Now, if there is a long lockout, KG may retire, which will help, RA may not pick up his option, which would help. Stern would never agree to a hard cap because the lakers would be like everyone else. Also, strongly disagree that KG and Rondo have NO trade value......what are you, a medium? Any team looking to get rid of a long contract for a short one may take a flyer on KG. And, as I mentioned earlier, DET would be a great place for Ray. Trade him for Gordon, who isn't playing, makes the same money. DET would save a ton of money on Ray, and he may come back to us at the deadline!!
Posted by hedleylamarr[/QUOTE]
I am not a medium but have opinions. Some opinions are more informed than others. A teacher says there will be a test with 100 questions and tells the students what the 100 questions will be. One student memorizes the 100 questions and answers, another student studies about 60 of the questions and assumes they know the answer to the other 40. One student gets a 99 and the other student gets a 45......... everyone is entitled to their opinion.
When the league says they are looking to cut 700 million from costs, reduce player salaries by about 40%, likely with a hard cap but of course it is fine to ignore these facts.......... and go on acting as if the status quo is the playing field.....
Or you can take what information is available and deduce what is likely to happen and then form and state an opinion. So when I say Rondo has no trade value it goes something like this - a point guard making 13 million (20% of the cap) who cannot shoot and will not have 3 hall of famers alongside... I can deduce and opine that he has no trade value.... when it is obvious that KG can only get up 1 time in a series against a powerforward that is considered soft and outplayed by a guy that just a few months ago was questioning his role on his team - then I can deduce and opine that KG has no trade value especially at 21 million dollars (30% of the cap?).....
I seem to think that the Player Representatives and Ownership Representatives are negotiating the NFL cba, not sure how Goodell even has a role in it.... ditto for Stern.... the Lakers are about to be blown up and will be the Golden State Warriors and the Cs will be the Cavs..... sorry.