youngcrev wrote: hookshot199 wrote:
You're incorrect. The trade checker is basing off of our current cap situation where we are over the cap. Once the season ends and we renounce the free agents, we will be under the cap. Different rules apply. Please let this go.
Well, gents, my apologies and thank you for the explanation.
But then the next question, separate from the one I raised: What do we trade if our roster
consists primarily of Embiid, Simmons, Zhaire, Bolden and our 2019 pick?
Salary matching rules don't apply if you are far enough under the cap absorb the incoming salary.
As I said, I clearly went on a tangent because I misunderstood that the scenario - to trade for both Davis
and Jrue was post-July. And I'll apologize again.
That said, no one has explained what we have to offer - besides Simmons - in a trade for both Davis and
Jrue. Or why New Orleans would be interested.
They've got Jrue for three more years on reasonably good money - $26 mil - for the next three years. He
was an all star (once) and all defensive team player (in 2017/2018). Griffin's not going to give him away.
So what do we have to trade?
We only have one player that's of any value (excluding Embiid) and that's Ben. Griffin will surely want
Ben for Jrue, assuming he's willing to trade him, and he might ask for more. He'd want Ben for Davis
at a minimum. We don't have two Bens.
So the poster's premise that we can take on disproportionate salary in trade if we're under the cap is
correct. But again, for whom? And for how much?
So I'm opposed to trading Ben for Davis in a disaster scenario - unless there's some sort of sign-and-
trade; not likely, I suppose. But that would be a good trade if we bring Davis in on a max contract.
I also don't think that Jrue is enough value. But if it's a choice between the two - a non-guaranteed
Davis or a three-year-under-contract Jrue, I go for Jrue.
We would lose that trade IMO. Therefore, it's better to use that $60-$70 mil in the free-agency market.
Again, sorry for misunderstanding the premise. I should have focused what would be fair value for
a top-five player in his prime and borderline all-star, also in his prime, both under 30.