Welp, Warriors are back in this with Oubre now. I knew we should have demanded Oubre and Rubio for 17 instead of a couple more picks. Could have sent Culver and cleared up everything.
Warriors circumvent the old fake useless cap rules again with another one of these non matching TPE plus pick trades and will just have to throw money at the NBA for the luxury of being able to.
Sure, it was horrible that they lost Klay again. But that's life in sports. Just like when we lost Rubio to a knee, lost Love to a broken refrigerator hand, lost Pekovich to feet trouble shortly after paying him, lost LaVine to a knee, this all sucks and is part of sports. Unless you can just keep buying your way around it I guess. Another reason some teams just can't be stopped. They stopped themselves by tanking for a season last year. I'm sure they could have bought themselves a trip to the finals again and maybe lost or won. Klay or not they are now back in the hunt.
These loopholes need to be removed. If they want to add injury clauses to wipe a players cap off a season long injury year, that would be fine because every team would have that ability then. But these loopholes to allow them to spend as much as they can aren't options available to every team. To just go ahead and tack on another 86 million to their Luxury fees now? That's not something every team can do. Bad injury luck is part of seasons for many teams but only those capable of spending through it shouldn't be able to. If this what they are doing is fine now, then the Mavericks should have been able to pay a luxury fee and sign CJ McCollum and Giannis to help them finish their playoff run when all their players got injured. They couldn't, and one by one lost players until it was one young star trying to carry it all. Screw that if Warriors can do this. These TPEs are make matching rules and entire cap idea a joke.