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Re: BOOM SMITH MARKET

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:56 pm
by JonFromVA
jbk1234 wrote:I'm fine with this result. No trade is better than a bad trade. We've got $58M in expiring contracts. Sit back and wait for other teams to call once their off season expectations don't match their on the court results. Cavs traded with a gun to their heads for 4 years while contending. It will be nice to be the team that can sit back and do nothing unless we get the generous offers


JR's contract was at it's most valuable when it was the only way left for one of these teams to free up cap space to make a big move, but we never got to the point. Other teams had open cap space and trade exceptions which are all preferable to taking on the guaranteed part of JR's contract.

Re: BOOM SMITH MARKET

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:08 pm
by jbk1234
JonFromVA wrote:
jbk1234 wrote:I'm fine with this result. No trade is better than a bad trade. We've got $58M in expiring contracts. Sit back and wait for other teams to call once their off season expectations don't match their on the court results. Cavs traded with a gun to their heads for 4 years while contending. It will be nice to be the team that can sit back and do nothing unless we get the generous offers


JR's contract was at it's most valuable when it was the only way left for one of these teams to free up cap space to make a big move, but we never got to the point. Other teams had open cap space and trade exceptions which are all preferable to taking on the guaranteed part of JR's contract.


I don't think the Magic wanted to stretch/waive Mozgov. They probably balked at the Cavs asking price. I suspect the Cavs had conversations with the Thunder and Heat as well. Windhorst reported that the two sides couldn't agree on who should compensate the the *third party* for eating salary in the Westbrook talks.

Re: BOOM SMITH MARKET

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:17 pm
by JonFromVA
jbk1234 wrote:
JonFromVA wrote:
jbk1234 wrote:I'm fine with this result. No trade is better than a bad trade. We've got $58M in expiring contracts. Sit back and wait for other teams to call once their off season expectations don't match their on the court results. Cavs traded with a gun to their heads for 4 years while contending. It will be nice to be the team that can sit back and do nothing unless we get the generous offers


JR's contract was at it's most valuable when it was the only way left for one of these teams to free up cap space to make a big move, but we never got to the point. Other teams had open cap space and trade exceptions which are all preferable to taking on the guaranteed part of JR's contract.


I don't think the Magic wanted to stretch/waive Mozgov. They probably balked at the Cavs asking price. I suspect the Cavs had conversations with the Thunder and Heat as well. Windhorst reported that the two sides couldn't agree on who should compensate the the *third party* for eating salary in the Westbrook talks.


Yeah, I don't think those were the sort of high-leverage desperate situations we needed to get the sort of payoff we wanted for JR.