Re: What was the Final deal for Lee/Bayless trade
posted at 1/6/2014 5:08 PM EST
In response to celticelmo's comment:
In response to Mployee8's comment:
So far one for one .... Not sure how they will work out the TPE though. Could be done one or two ways;
A) Memphis uses $2.1MM of their Ellington or Gay TPE for the difference in salaries ($5.2MM vs $3.1MM)
B) Memphis uses $5.2MM of their Gay TPE for the entire Lee contract and C's use $3.1MM of their Pierce TPE for the entire Bayless contract
Under Scenario A the C's retain their full Pierce TPE of $10.3MM and get a new TPE worth $2.1MM ....
Under Scenario B the C's would also end up with two TPE's ... a new $5.2MM expiring 1/15' as well as a reduced Pierce TPE now worth $7.2MM expiring 7/14'
Scenario A is best for the C's to retain a larger TPE for the acquisition of a higher salaried player by 7/14.'
Scenario B is best for Memphis as it uses the majority of Gay's TPE and means they actually got something for Gay. That TPE expires 1/30/14. They also have a $2.1MM TPE for Wayne Ellington that expires 1/22/14.
Memphis could use the Ellington TPE or the Gay TPE to complete the deal ... I see no difference other than by using the Ellington TPE they would still have the Gay TPE for another deal but it would need to be used by 1/30 so maybe they hold onto that a little while longer.
Thank YOU Mployee8 for THEE knowledge and info. Very much appreciated and it looks like old Danny is clearing the way for a big fish Free Agent and a slew of youngins through the Draft. I must admit, I was thinking the rebuild was going to be a 2-4 year process but it is looking closer to a 2 year rebuild if we can get a bit lucky in the Lottery. Any ideas on THE BIG FISH FREE AGENT? DURANT MAYBE?
Agree about the quicker rebuild than usual ...
FA's in 2014/15' .... Durant isn't a FA till 2016'
Here are some of the better ones;
2014 (Slim Pickings)
2015 < Year of the Center (Oh Look! Rondo will be a FA = Cap Space)
Asik (C) < If not traded this year
M Gasol (C) < No wonder Lakers are clearing space next two years!
Love (PF) < No wonder Lakers are clearing space next two years!
Chandler (C) < Too Old???
Vucevic (C) < RFA < I'd take him in a NY second!
Aldridge (F/C) < He'd be nice too!