Balkman32 wrote:retrobro90 wrote:Balkman32 wrote:
If the Thunder move of CP3 and only get expiring back they will have enough for 2 max guys in the Free Agency Frenzy of 21.
Antetokounmpo & Leonard to OKC in 2021????
Shai is the third fiddle. I guess one can dream....
This is not happening and they'd be foolish to prioritize keeping their powder dry for FA pitches. I'm really not allured by expirings for Paul for this reason. Better to have big contracts on the books in the case for trades down the line. Let other teams offload money in exchange for picks and young players.
I think you want expiring contracts. But, you want to flip those contracts for more picks and longer contracts.
Yeah totally. What you don't want is contracts expiring and evolving into nothing. Like hypothetically if JJ Reddick came back in a Paul deal I'd be happy because he'd be an asset for another team but I'd also like to retain a perpetual amount of salary that's basically in circulation (fiscally allowing yourself to turn useful salary around like reggie>kanter>melo>schroder or ibaka>dipo>george). Really all I'm saying is that it should hardly be a priority for OKC to make sure they have max cap room and they shouldn't pay a premium for that privilege. I'd rather get a first and a longer deal than an expiring and no first.