Dalek wrote:navyblue wrote:Dalek wrote:
I guess it has to be the case given the investigation, but I thought Toronto's involvement was chipping in a few bucks to the Lowry cause as Miami couldn't sign him for the final number he got ; plus it allowed Miami to get other players to round out their roster.
Maybe both teams messed up. I just think if Toronto was going to keep Dragic they probably should have done some pre-work talking to his agent.
heat had the cap space to sign lowry outrigh, they had 27 mil cap space, could have made 29mil with a little cap limbo.
kyle lowry signed $26.9 first year, so no if and buts, heat had kyle lowry locked up in free agency s&t or no s&t.
why s&t for them, thats the question, the end result of the s&t doesnt look good for heat, the heat media/beat writers have made the same point after the dust settled.
they could have signed lowry, kept achiuwa and signed jeff green, vs kyle lowry + pj tucker.
Given what you have presented, It is such a weird series of moves.
Dragic had a player option, so they would have had to get Dragic to agree to that, knowing he would be flipped to Toronto - unless Miami didn't inform him.
I think that Toronto always had Dallas in mind, but now everyone's in a holding pattern.
Considering that Milwaukee lost a pick with the Bogdanovic situation and didn't even get him, this could end up bad for both teams. Imagine Toronto losing a pick out of this.
On the flipside, if the league allows this to happen, there is nothing stopping Toronto from buying out Dragic and then doing a separate small deal for Brown from Dallas who would then sign Dragic.
it wasnt a player option, it was a team option. heat declined iggy option in the morning. picked up dragic option in the afternoon and an hour later woj reported that lowry s&t to heat deal.
the investigation involves the raptors but its focused on the heat side. i have no worries that the raptors will be docked anything. kings werent docked anything, kings like raptors were bystanders who happened to be on the scene of the tampering.
if dallas was the trade option, they would have looped the mavs into the trade and made a 3 way trade, the trade wasnt official for a week after it was announced, lots of other moves were expanded. the westbrook trade went from 2 team to 5 team, lonzo ball trade got looped into another trade with hornets.
raptors explored the mavs option like every other option and didnt find anything of liking, and are going to take it to the deadline.
any trade like the one suggest with the mavs will be investigated by the league and voided i can guarantee you, can you imagine the chaos it would cause around the league, if you could circumvent the salary cap like that.
oh lakers cant match salaries in a trade, ok the other team just waives the player and the lakers do a side trade.