getrichordie wrote:Kizz Fastfists wrote:Osirus89 wrote:I'm struggling to see how a Jeremy lin and Carmelo trade would work. Brooklyn doesn't have the space to do the trade straight up and adding Carroll or Crabbe doesn't save us any money whatsoever.
It would save money over the next two years. It would allow them to get completely out of the tax after this season. If they stretch Melo they will still be in the tax for two more years. How much it saves them depends on how deep they think they will be in the tax the next two years, while they would still have $9M of Melo on the books. I don't think it can result in a net savings, but it could reduce the bill the next two years enough that they feel it is worth it to "go for it" this year and then try to resign Lin and Carroll cheaper in the off-season or find a MLE guy to replace one of them and keep the other.
You don't think Presti would stretch Lin?
When did this franchise start acting like stretching players is the most normal thing in the world?