nate33 wrote:Illmatic12 wrote:SUPERBALLMAN wrote:
Antetokounmpo. Or any similarly "big" move
We already have Bryant. Turner would be another contract we'd have to "move". He's not as valuable or movable to another team as a top 5 pick. Plus we need that pick to draft Wall's replacement.
You’ve paid attention to the leaguewide moves that happened this offseason yes?
Miami had zero cap space this summer and they were still able to acquire a max FA. We are seeing now that creating cap room on short notice is not really an obstacle. If Wash were on the verge of signing an FA of Giannis caliber I have no doubt they would be able to clear capspace within 24-48 hrs.
There is also the option of sign-and-trades. We need to acquire talented young players on good contracts (like Myles Turner), everything else can be figured out later.
It's not that easy when you have Wall on a supermax and Beal on a max. If we are assuming both of those guys are to be kept, and we are also assuming we traded for a Miles Turner tier guy, there is simply no way to acquire a superstar to join them.
Ultimately, I agree with JAR69 on this point. It doesn't make sense to build around Hachimura, Brown, Bryant and our 2020 lotto pick while also keeping Wall.
There are people who get paid 6 figures to figure out how to work around the NBA salary cap - they are the ones who will know what’s possible and what isn’t.
Miami had the highest payroll in the league and just added a max player . In the NBA whether a transaction is “easy” or not depends on the desire to get it done.
If Giannis hypothetically wanted to come here in 2021, could we not send out Turner’s salary to Milwaukee in a S&T ? Is that not exactly what Miami did in sending Josh Richardson to Philly in the Butler S&T? Salaries are always movable assets, especially when you have good contracts and don’t need to provide additional incentives to move them.
And when it comes to building for the future, Wall’s contract won’t be a hindrance past 2023 and could possibly be moved before then .