Richard4444 wrote: thebuzzardman wrote:
We dont need Portis to offer cap relief. We can absorb the contract with our cap space.
I understand that. The Knicks can offer pure cap relief. They can also offer teams cap relief in the form of picking up the option of any of Portis, Bullock, Gibson, Ellington and trading those one year deals for two or three year deal players. With Frank and Dsjr and to a degree Randle, though he has a 5 million player option following year. Less likely
and not exactly the money for picks scenarios but again, Knicks can operate with a lot of flexibility, if the right scenarios present themselves
You mean you think a way over the cap space limit team could rather have Portis than a 30M multiple years contract. A team like GSW would rather have a one year Portis than multiple years Wiggins on the roster. Because if we simply absorb Wiggins contract, they still over the cap and would not be possible to contract any help (in this example, we are ignoring the fact GSW has a TPE).
I think its a long shot. Portis, Gibson and Wayne contracts are really overpaid players. No one really wants them. They will have a hard time getting the half of their current contract.
See the bolded part.
Plus, again, sure, for pure cap relief, obviously absorbing a contract is best for teams.
I'm talking about the scenario where a team wants to move a guy who is on a 2 or 3 year deal and would take a player who isn't that great or of limited use, for the one year remaining.
Again, I was pointing out additional scenarios.
The Knicks could buy a pick outright and also take a player into cap space and suddenly have two additional picks, then use semi useful players like Randle and Frank or even Portis, and trade a few picks (picked up for $ or one of them with a Dallas pick) plus SEMI useful players IF, say, Chicago truly wanted cap relief for LaVine and move on from his contract.
Or even smaller moves more based on fit, taking back a 12 million 2 year player from a team for Frank (some value) and Ellington (team saves a year of money) - again, this wasn't a "save money right now" deal, but save some money in the 2nd year.
More the point is the Knicks have a lot of flexibility with the cap space, POSSIBLE option to pick up and option and trade, and some extra picks this year and following 2, though obviously future picks would be more a part of something perceived as differencing making