ChuckDurn wrote:JSML wrote:ChuckDurn wrote:He’s a free agent. The TPE can only be used to trade a player (not sign a free agent). We can’t functionally acquire Gallinari in a sign-and-trade deal, because any team receiving a player in a S&T is bound by the hard cap, and the Warriors are already over that figure due to Curry, Klay, Draymond, and Wiggins’ high salaries.
So the only way we could go after Gallinari is to try to sign him with our MLE, which is only a few million dollars. Gallinari is probably going to make at least 2-3 times as much as we can offer him somewhere else. It doesn’t hurt to try, but the odds aren’t good that he’d take dramatically less money to come here than he could get elsewhere.
My bad. This Forbe's article from yesterday says Warriors can do a sign and trade with the TPE to acquire Gallinari.
Yep, I see it in that article. But what I learned from it is that I understand the Collective Bargaining Agreement (and rules surrounding trades) better than the article’s author, or he’s simply being negligent in not addressing the hard cap implication which effectively prohibits the Warriors from executing what he says.
I continue to be amazed how many professionals get paid to understand this stuff worse than most of us here. Kelenna Azubuike was on 95.7 the other day, and saying stuff that was just patently false about how the trade exception could be used. As I recall, he was pointing out that another team couldn't trade us multiple players in a deal that involved our TE, because he was clearly misunderstanding the rule about combining the TE with players in a deal.