CP3 -- What Happens to Him?

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What uniform does CP3 end up wearing at the start of the season?

Poll ended at Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:11 pm

OKC Thunder
35
19%
LA Lakers
27
14%
LA Clippers
2
1%
Detroit Pistons
11
6%
Orlando Magic
5
3%
Miami
88
47%
Other
19
10%
 
Total votes: 187

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CP3 -- What Happens to Him? 

Post#1 » by tsirigoj » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:11 pm

I've been reading reports that the Thunder may keep CP3, but I strongly doubt they will.

In the event that he is waived, I assume he'd sign with a title contender although early reports also have him possibly heading to Detroit or Orlando.

Where does he end up?

My personal thinking is this:

Clippers -- I don't see him reuniting with Doc Rivers. He had issues with how Doc refused to deal Austin Rivers, Doc's son, so there may be some bad blood (although the presence of PG13 and Kawhi may change things).

Lakers -- A lot of reports have him possibly going to LA, and he would instantly be put into that starting PG role. He is good friends with LeBron, so I could see this happening -- until I realize that the Lakers also have Rondo. Lots of bad blood there, but maybe it's because these two guys are incredibly competitive? Do the Lakers, potentially, get rid of Rondo if it means landing CP3? Also, reports said that CP3 didn't like that he didn't get to lead the offense with Harden on the floor. I could imagine that he might possibly feel the same way with LeBron (although this may be alleviated b/c they are good friends).

Pistons -- Reports claim that Detroit would also be interested in potentially signing CP3. Personally, I don't see that happening because I don't think Chris Paul wants to play with a much older Blake Griffin again.

Orlando -- May make sense if CP3 is comfortable knowing that he won't ever win a championship, and his predominant role would be to develop talent and act as the vocal leader.

My own Dark Horse -- Philly Philly. I don't know what their cap situation is, but if they can sign CP3 to a vet minimum, perhaps they can move Ben Simmons to shooting guard?

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Post#2 » by dirkforpres » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:12 pm

Miami
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Post#3 » by tsirigoj » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:16 pm

dirkforpres wrote:Miami


Ahhhh, I knew I was forgetting a team! That was it, good call. I'll add Miami as an option.

EDIT: Nope. I guess I can't change polls?
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Post#4 » by Effigy » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:18 pm

Waived? Who’s going to eat $120 million?
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Post#5 » by Hephaestus » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:18 pm

Bucks is his last chance to play in the Finals
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Post#6 » by Rockmaninoff » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:20 pm

Hephaestus wrote:Bucks is his last chance to play in the Finals


If he wants to void his contract and come play on the vet minimum, that'd be sweet.
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Post#7 » by teke184 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:22 pm

Effigy wrote:Waived? Who’s going to eat $120 million?


Exactly.

Not just the cash, either, but losing up to $40m in cap space a season.
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Post#8 » by tsirigoj » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:23 pm

Effigy wrote:Waived? Who’s going to eat $120 million?


Someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but I am pretty sure that a team can sign him for whatever they and CP3 agree upon (even $2.5M).

If you mean OKC is going to eat his contract? Perhaps. They did just get rid of the behemoth contracts of PG13 and Westbrook, so I assume they can waive and stretch CP3 (can they actually?) so they pay smaller incremental payments over a longer period of time. More particularly, they can pay his $124M left on his contract over a 7-year period (double the time plus one), at a rate of about $17.73M/year.
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Post#9 » by teke184 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:25 pm

tsirigoj wrote:
Effigy wrote:Waived? Who’s going to eat $120 million?


Someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but I am pretty sure that a team can sign him for whatever they and CP3 agree upon (even $2.5M).

If you mean OKC is going to eat his contract? Perhaps. They did just get rid of the behemoth contracts of PG13 and Westbrook, so I assume they can waive and stretch CP3 (can they actually?) so they pay smaller incremental payments over a longer period of time. More particularly, they can pay his $124M left on his contract over a 7-year period (double the time plus one), at a rate of about $17.73M/year.


No team is going to eat almost $18m in dead cap space for 7 years just to make a guy go away.

Try again.
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Post#10 » by donkeylips » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:27 pm

That’s $18 million of dead cap a year, might as well keep him
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Post#11 » by tsirigoj » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:27 pm

teke184 wrote:
tsirigoj wrote:
Effigy wrote:Waived? Who’s going to eat $120 million?


Someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but I am pretty sure that a team can sign him for whatever they and CP3 agree upon (even $2.5M).

If you mean OKC is going to eat his contract? Perhaps. They did just get rid of the behemoth contracts of PG13 and Westbrook, so I assume they can waive and stretch CP3 (can they actually?) so they pay smaller incremental payments over a longer period of time. More particularly, they can pay his $124M left on his contract over a 7-year period (double the time plus one), at a rate of about $17.73M/year.


No team is going to eat almost $18m in dead cap space for 7 years just to make a guy go away.

Try again.


So it's preferable to pay ~$40M every year for the next 3? That seems a lot less likely.

Another option would be to just trade CP3, but whoever the recipient team is would want some draft picks or studs in exchange for paying CP3.
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Post#12 » by BVB24 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:28 pm

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Post#13 » by tsirigoj » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:31 pm

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Miami is my pick, too.
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Post#14 » by TheDiesel36 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:33 pm

He is gonna stay in the OKC, they have to rebuild anyway and CP3-Adams isnt going to screw that up. Maybe if Miami is stupid enough to take him off their hands for cheap.
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Post#15 » by Amare_1_Knicks » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:35 pm

I don’t think he stays in OKC, but I definitely don’t see him going to Detroit or back to LAC. Miami’s an option, and maybe Milwaukee also — or at least they’d be interesting anyway.
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Post#16 » by teke184 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:43 pm

tsirigoj wrote:
teke184 wrote:
tsirigoj wrote:
Someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but I am pretty sure that a team can sign him for whatever they and CP3 agree upon (even $2.5M).

If you mean OKC is going to eat his contract? Perhaps. They did just get rid of the behemoth contracts of PG13 and Westbrook, so I assume they can waive and stretch CP3 (can they actually?) so they pay smaller incremental payments over a longer period of time. More particularly, they can pay his $124M left on his contract over a 7-year period (double the time plus one), at a rate of about $17.73M/year.


No team is going to eat almost $18m in dead cap space for 7 years just to make a guy go away.

Try again.


So it's preferable to pay ~$40 every year for the next 3? That seems a lot less likely.

Another option would be to just trade CP3, but whoever the recipient team is would want some draft picks or studs in exchange for paying CP3.


Depending on the team, there could be a need there and they would be sending back short term crap contracts.

Ex - Detroit has Reggie Jackson and Tony Snell making $30m between them. Charlotte has a wide ranging collection of overpaid crap like Nicholas Batum, Biyombo, Marvin Williams, Cody Zeller, etc.

And given the Thunder’s current trajectory, tanking for 3 years is more appealing than crippling their ability to rebuild in years 4-7.
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Post#17 » by Kilo » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:46 pm

Reports claim that Detroit would also be interested in potentially trading for CP3. Personally, I don't see that happening because I don't think Blake Griffin wants to play with a much older Chris Paul again.


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Post#18 » by tsirigoj » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:49 pm

Kilo wrote:
Reports claim that Detroit would also be interested in potentially trading for CP3. Personally, I don't see that happening because I don't think Blake Griffin wants to play with a much older Chris Paul again.


Fixed it for ya.


HAHA I think it can really go either way. They just don't want to play with each other anymore.
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Post#19 » by DaddyCool19 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:49 pm

He should turn that player option into a team option if he wants to land somewhere he wants. But thtas pretty unlikely
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Post#20 » by tsirigoj » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:50 pm

teke184 wrote:
tsirigoj wrote:
teke184 wrote:
No team is going to eat almost $18m in dead cap space for 7 years just to make a guy go away.

Try again.


So it's preferable to pay ~$40 every year for the next 3? That seems a lot less likely.

Another option would be to just trade CP3, but whoever the recipient team is would want some draft picks or studs in exchange for paying CP3.


Depending on the team, there could be a need there and they would be sending back short term crap contracts.

Ex - Detroit has Reggie Jackson and Tony Snell making $30m between them. Charlotte has a wide ranging collection of overpaid crap like Nicholas Batum, Biyombo, Marvin Williams, Cody Zeller, etc.

And given the Thunder’s current trajectory, tanking for 3 years is more appealing than crippling their ability to rebuild in years 4-7.


Good point.

I wonder if there is any precedent with this new CBA of a player REALLY wanting to play for a contender, so asking his current team to waive him agreeing to pay back part of his contract (for example: CP3 signing a subcontract that says if OKC waives him, they will only be on the hook for 50% of what he is due)?

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