In reference to the pre-season game that was just completed...Rogers then added, "They didn't think enough of me to sign me back. I had to move on. This is my family now. I don't even know why we keep talking about it. They did what they thought was best for them, and I did what I thought was best for me.''
"I want to go out and just beat them and show them what they really miss by not having me there,'' he said.
What a joke... offering the minimum? And then trading for Baker? Or trading for Baker and only offering Rogers that?Alas, with Gaston hoping to avoid the luxury tax, he authorized general manager Chris Wallace to offer just the $1 million veteran minimum for a player of Rogers' experience (and the C's would have had to pay just $637,435 of that, with the league picking up the rest). The Nets gave Rogers a deal beginning with the remainder of their midlevel exception ($2.79 million).