Sixerscan wrote: hookshot199 wrote:
Yeah if they can wait until the 30 days they’re fine, which is what everyone assumed was happening when this first came out, and why that woj report was surprising.
There’s no rush from the Lakers standpoint, but the Pelicans have reasons to want to get it done ASAP. They get a larger trade exception, if they want to trade #4 then the team trading for it might not like having to delay a month getting that guy in house.
If they really agreed to that timing (or the Pelicans thought they had) then I imagine the Lakers would have to give some more compensation for waiting. Either way it seems pretty sloppy by the Lakers to not make this clear before it was leaked.
I just received this cap analysis from a Lakers fan (Dr. Aki) on the general board. So it appears, if the Sham Sports capulator is correct, the Lakers can offer Leonard, Jimmy or Kemba $32 mil if they do it on or before July 6. So our sales pitch, I suppose, is five years and an additional $35-$40 mil for the fifth year.
Is the capulation (sic) reliable?
They can only have max cap space to sign someone if they wait to do the AD trade until after they use the cap space, and can use the #4 pick’s salary are part of matching AD’s contract in the trade, which can happen on 7/30 at the earliest.
If the trade happens on 7/6 as reported, they won’t have enough space to sign someone.
Thank you. My interest of course extends beyond whether we lose Butler. I'm resigned to giving him
his big pay despite the fact he turns 30 in September. But the possibility of creating another super
team is disheartening.
I don't believe Griffin "owes" the Lakers anything. But it does come down to what he agreed regarding
July 6. But unless some of those future unprotected picks/swaps were conditional on consummating
the trade on July 30, then there's no rational self interest for Griffin to be an enabler to create another
super team, one that the Pelicans will have to play three times a year.
Also, it is not possible to put myself into how Leonard, Butler, Walker Irving think about four-year vs
five-year contract, but my sense is that they don't want to be underpaid by $35 mil plus or minus.
As for Leonard, he doesn't have to prove anything unlike KD and LeBron (when LeBron went to Miami).
He won his championship. He's now at the top of the world.
Again, thank you for your explanation.