JonFromVA wrote:jbk1234 wrote:JonFromVA wrote:
Yep, that's what I've read, but it could work if there was another team involved.
Boston gets Drummond:
3rd team gets: some of all of Boston's TPE
Cavs get: player earning <= TPE from 3rd team and other filler from Boston if necessary
That's not going to work. Boston still needs to match which means they still need to send out $22M in salary. If you're suggesting that Boston also go way into the tax by absorbing roughly that amount in contracts from a third team, and then creating a TPE of that size for the Cavs, I'm not seeing the incentive on Boston's part.
They can send out some or all of their TPE and whatever other filler they want to smooth the books. In a 3-way deal, the aggregate incoming/outgoing just has to work out. The 3rd team ends up with a TPE.
Maybe this is just getting wires crossed in how we're communicating but you can't actually trade a TPE. You can use a TPE by taking on even more salary. But the Celtics would have to send out $23M to trade for Drummond. Some of that $23M could got a third team, who in turn, could send back equal contracts that fit into Boston's TPE, but the initial obstacle of Boston having $23M in contracts it's okay with sending out remains.