Re: Troy Murphy?
posted at 2/16/2011 3:50 PM EST
In Response to Re: Troy Murphy?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Troy Murphy? : You do understand that if a team takes on salary of $11.9 mil that they have to shed similiar salary? Who do you intend to trade for Murphy to offset his salary? Rondo?? Murphy will not be bought out at that number. He has an expiring contract, and will have some value for some team. The C's cannot match up to this type of contract. Nets w/b smarter to just let the guy sit out and allow his contract to come off of the books to chase free agents next year.
Posted by rkarp[/QUOTE]
rkarp, maybe you misread my post but I was not suggesting the Celtics could trade for Murphy. I indicated that it would best for NJ to trade him to "someone" since he has an $11.9 million expiring contract. I agree that is valuable but I said that in my post -- guess you missed that!
Now here is a thought -- if I (a team GM) know Murphy will not be in NJ's plans, why would I trade for him as opposed to waiting until after the trade deadline in hopes that NJ buys him out, which is highly likely? Once NJ buys him out, I could then swoop in and offer him the veteran's minimum. That way I would not have to give up a player (or players) at that salary who I do not have right now and I would probably have to pay the veteran's minimum of about $1.4 million rather than $11.9 million (or the pro-rated value of his contract).
Now, short of finding a trade partner, I believe the Nets will simply buy him out. And I am aware they would not buy him out at $11.9 million.
And there is no way the Nets would simply let him sit until the end of the season. Another thought - if I (Nets GM) could buy him out at $7.5 or $8 million instead of paying him $11.9 million to have him sit, what is the best business approach? So to suggest the Nets "would let the guy sit out and allow his contract to go off the books
", that would be the most ridiculous option of all.
Please re-read my post and see if you understand then.