ILOVEIT wrote:thinkingwarriors wrote:DAWill1128 wrote:
I think a sign and trade with the TPE is our way to get one. The part that hurts the most is if Toronto moves off either it means they have enough faith in former Warrior Boucher. Boucher looks good, he’s fast end to end, blocks shots, and can hit a 3. Boucher looks like a lesser mans Ibaka which is why I think Toronto may opt to go with Gasol. But Ibaka is younger so I think it will be a tough choice for Massai.
Sign and trades are out because we're already over the apron which is the hard cap threshold. So if we want Ibaka or Gasol, it's going to have to be at the roughly $6mil taxpayer MLE.
I'm confused... Warriors can bring in a FA using the 17mil TPE but they can't TRADE the TPE and a draft pick for a resigned player? Is it the "TRADING" while over the apron that is prohibited?
Regardless, both Ibaka and Gasol are FA this coming year. So if let go, they could simply decide to join the Warriors at 17mil? Would that work?
The $17M trade exception can't be used to sign a free agent. It's essentially the completion of the Iguodala trade, which is considered a non-simultaneous trade. The exception can be used to complete that trade. It can't be traded, but rather to receive salary, in a trade, up to $17M without sending any more salary out (because they already sent that much salary out with Iguodala.)