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TORONTO -- The Toronto Raptors rescinded their qualifying offer to Keon Clark on Monday, making the lanky center an unrestricted free agent and almost surely ending his two-year stay with the team.


Clark's departure became probable after the NBA announced last week that the salary cap would fall to $40.2 million instead of the anticipated $42 million.


That left the Raptors little room to pay Clark more than the $2 million he earned last season under his rookie contract. The Raptors had the right to recall their qualifying offer to Clark before Tuesday and they cut him loose Monday.


The Raptors, who have a payroll of just under $52 million, are hoping to avoid paying the dollar-for-dollar luxury tax, which is expected to kick in at about $50 million.


Clark, who averaged 11.3 points and 7.4 rebounds last season, was expected to command much more this year. Starting power forwards in the league average $8.2 million a year.


As a restricted free agent, Clark could receive contract offers from other teams, but the Raptors retained the right to match. As an unrestricted free agent, Clark is free to sign with any team.
 

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Where is Keon going to be playing

Who needs an athletic center with lots of potential ... Where will he be playing next year ... NY ? maybe?
 

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lots of potential? where does that come from... he has flashed of some explosive offense but come on... so did JYD and everyone jumped on that wagon and look where he took them...
people say lots of potential to players overachieve one year, and expected to produce that everygame the next.... i liked Clark in college (his name just sounds crazy) and i liked how he has slowly become better and better but he's not worth that much...

He SHOULD get paided more than the 2 mil Raps could offer, that is true. It was probably the best thing for him to leave the Raps since they are building around an over rated player (and cry baby IMHO).

Can NY spend more cash? not likely, sign and trade? raps don't want to carry NY's baggage... i dunno, he should stay in the east since he's a power forward and no one wants to pay that much for a reserve...small forward? i can't really say if he could... IF he could maybe the timberwolves...

just my thoughts...
 

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Keon will rip it up this year if he starts, mark my words. And I dont know what you have against Carter. but hes not a cry baby and hes sure as heck not over rated. When you can hop over a 7 foot dudes head then call him whatever you want. Carter has stated that hes tired of haters out there like you and hes comming back with a vengance this season. Cant wait for him to dunk all over every one this year.
 

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Originally posted by R-Star
Keon will rip it up this year if he starts, mark my words. And I dont know what you have against Carter. but hes not a cry baby and hes sure as heck not over rated. When you can hop over a 7 foot dudes head then call him whatever you want. Carter has stated that hes tired of haters out there like you and hes comming back with a vengance this season. Cant wait for him to dunk all over every one this year.
Who knows where he ends up. Hopefully not in New York. I am guessing he will sign a 1 year contract for some reason with a fair team. My guess is the Sonics.
 
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