Well, if the cap goes down -- so does Bertans next deal. Duh.
Not necessarily. There are a lot of teams with cap space and a weak group of free agents. A small change in cap space might not matter to teams with plenty of cap room.
The Hawks have only 33 million on the books for next season.
Memphis 48 mil
Cavs 69 mil and they are looking to trade Love
Suns 85 mil
Pels 83 mil
Knicks 83 mil
Raps 85 mil
Portis got 15 million last summer so i don't think it is unrealistic to think Bertans will get that or more.
Agreed... that said, I think it will be a short term deal.
The more I think about Bertans, the more I see a better version of Korver. Korver was a key part of some really good Utah, Chicago, and Atlanta playoff teams. He also really flourished in his early 30's.
Wins With Korver vs Without:
Utah: 54, 48, 53.... Then 39 and 36
Bulls: 62, 50... then 45
Hawks: 60, 48, 45... then 24
Look as how San Antonio has completely fallen off after winning 47 & 48 games the last two years:
Derozan, Aldridge, Murray, White, Gay, Poltl, etc... .all healthy this year and they are trash
Gay and white were injured off and on last year and Murray missed the whole year and they were better.
That Spurs fan is right and we see it here... The team explodes when Bertans catches fire... its contagious.
I think its worth the risk to keep him. This same team with a healthy Wall and another year for Rui, TBJ, Wagner, Bryant, etc. looks enticing.