mithrandir17 wrote:TTP wrote:aHealthy3 wrote:Wait, is that really how it works? Because we declined his option, the max we would be able to offer him in UFA is the amount of the option? We couldn't give a bigger offer if we realized it was a mistake? Not saying we would do that, I just didn't know that we wouldn't even have the option to do that.
Correct, and I believe any team we trade him to faces the same restriction, so a team that's interested in him actually has incentive to NOT trade for him.
I'm confused by this. If this is true, then what was the incentive of the Nets in trading for Okafor? What if Okafor clicked for the Nets? Then they would not have resigned him?
Okafor was salary filler/player dump in a deal that got the Nets a 2nd for Trevor Booker.
That case was also a little different in that there was no chance that a team would offer Okafor >5.5 mil in the following offseason, so the Nets still got a free look at him to determine if they wanted to offer him some smaller amount the following summer.
Korkmaz's option was so small that if he starts breaking out, there's a chance he gets offered >2 mil and whichever team he's breaking out on will be screwed.