Wasabi_Johnson wrote:MoneyTalks41890 wrote:Texas Chuck wrote:Yep I'm with Slava and Wasabi on this. As fun as it has been to laugh at some of the Lakers' FO chaos, I'm certain they employ some guys who know the CBA well enough to understand how and when to structure deals.
But there is another party involved with their own interests and motivations. And as Slava points out, possibly a 3rd team with their own time table.
So are we taking the reports that it will be done on July 6 as some kind of leverage or PR ploy by the Pelicans? Or even by LA? Or is everyone just staying tight lipped and "sources" are speculating?
If the deal included the delayed consummation date I would think there wouldn't be this much uncertainty coming from high level well sourced reporters.
There's a difference in the deal being done by July 6 because that what the Pels wanted vs Pelinka doing a deal not knowing he could of had max cap space.
Agreed. I doubt that LA would've negotiated this whole deal for AD, and then stood firm on forcing New Orleans to hold off until July 30 or they'd pass/call it off. If it came down to that, that seems to be one negotiating point that LA would just have to give up on, and pay to NO to finish the deal.