killmongrel wrote:Hey, thanks for the info. It's really useful to learn more about these type of things.azwfan wrote:killmongrel wrote:I was looking at possible players who are on teams who'd like to get them off their books, but I just don't see many candidates for candidates that the TPE can be used on. Things can change though from now and next summer. But some of the players I was looking at were people like Adams and Batum. It's just too bad their salaries are so much.
Different ways we can look to use the TPE.
1) Provide salary relief for another team in order to gain assets (player / draft pick).
2) Use to assist in a 3-way trade to take on salary - for asset.
3) Add incentive (like a pick) to get a player without needing to match salary.
4) Use in a trade to create a new TPE for more options later. Not appropriate for a "keep D'Lo thread", and not saying i want to do this, but an example of such a trade would be to trade D'Lo on July 6 to Minnesota for Covington. Use the TPE to absorb Covington's salary. D'Lo goes to Minnesota and we create a $28M TPE for another year - a year where we are not hard capped. In such a scenario, we could even take on a little more salary with the Iguodala TPE (5M ish).
But I must say, I personally think the Ws value DLo more than getting more TPE. If they trade DLo, it would really be for a player they like. Covington is nice, but the thought of getting him, while getting rid of DLo, just to get more of the TPE for the following year just seems like a delay in the Warriors championship window. Unless they think they can set themselves up for a super star in the summer of 21, I just don't know if they go this route. To me, I think they either go forward with DLo, or they trade him for a player they can win now. The TPE strategy is just so shaky to me. It's about finding the right player and situation. I wouldn't want to risk it.
I agree for the most part and disagree sort of.
While i agree they will not use D'Lo to try to extend the TPE, if they are in trade talks with the Twolves in a Dlo for Covington trade (or with some other team with a similar salaried player), they COULD do something like this in such a scenario. The goal is to improve the team, the TPE is simply a tool we have to do so. I don't think there is a TPE strategy per se. I guess my only disagreement is the terming "TPE strategy" as if the goal of the DLo / Covington trade is to extend the TPE. I am not advocating a scenario where we use DLo or really anyone on the roster to extend the TPE. Ok, i might be advocating something with GR3 by midseason cause i have my doubts about him. haha