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Brooklyn has reached agreement on a 4-year, $61 million max deal with Brook Lopez, league source tells Y! Sports.
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Deal is $60.8M/4 yrs. Bobcats had committed to offer sheet; Nets gave Lopez similar contract to avoid having to match. Same as Indy/Hibbert.
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Why are teams avoiding matching? Can someone explain the benefit of that to me?
 

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Good job Orlando ! Now you have to wait till January at the earliest, when you'll have no leverage at all.
 

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If you sign him yourself, you can control what is paid each year avoiding "poison pills" and such. And other details.

The other teams like Houston are designing deals so the home team can't match or make it hard to match. You avoid this by giving your own deal of similar money and years.
 

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That only works though if the player hasn't actually signed the offer sheet, though, right? Otherwise, by rule, wouldn't you need to match?
 

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Why are teams avoiding matching? Can someone explain the benefit of that to me?
Because if another team signs a player they can only be traded to that team and the player has full veto rights throughout the first year of the deal. So by preventing Pouffy from signing with the Jordanaires Brooklyn has maintained their ability to trade him later this year.

On an unrelated note, didn't someone here predict that Pouffy was going to end up getting max/near max money and get roundly hooted for the suggestion?
 

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worse player ever to get the max? Atleast Roy Hibbert isnt soft and can play defense and grab a rebound
 

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Because if another team signs a player they can only be traded to that team and the player has full veto rights throughout the first year of the deal. So by preventing Pouffy from signing with the Jordanaires Brooklyn has maintained their ability to trade him later this year.

On an unrelated note, didn't someone here predict that Pouffy was going to end up getting max/near max money and get roundly hooted for the suggestion?
They still can't trade him until January 15th, though, right?
 

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The only thing the lockout did was reduce the max. That's arguably worse, because now every above-average starter gets the max.

Maybe when teams start approaching the luxury tax they'll slow down.
 

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Lopez and Joe Johnson are going to celebrate by tossing paper planes made of hundred dollar bills off the Brooklyn Bridge....
 

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Good job Orlando ! Now you have to wait till January at the earliest, when you'll have no leverage at all.
Uhhhh.... except they have more leverage?

Dwight stands to make more in a sign and trade rather than leaving outright. He's going to sit around and sulk in Orlando until the trade deadline, then agree to a sign and trade to a hell of a lot more teams than just Brooklyn. Not to mention a max deal Dwight is a lot more attractive in trade than a "You have one year to woo him into resigning with you" Dwight.


The Magic made the right move.
 

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Does the Dwight shit have to invade this thread?
 

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