I'd be happier if someone could demonstrate to me that there will be FA's worth going after....3) "BothTeamsPlayedHard" wrote a long e-mail about the state of the NBA being in chaos financially. He finished by saying that he doesn't see the Blazers having a master plan other than to get under the cap. Jason says that this IS a master plan and it is a good one. He says Portland's only choice is to trade for shorter contracts and to bite the bullet in letting contracts expire. He also says that Blazer fans should be happy that the team will be a FA player in 2005.
I didn't see the game, but it sounds like the "meltdown" coincided with a team-wide decision to shoot nothing but jump shots.10) Mo says the 4th quarter was an abberation last night because Patterson and Wallace weren't available. There's no explanation for the "meltdown", but it is a real issue.
I disagree, of course. I think that his expiring contract has plenty of allure. I also think that the Blazers would be better served in "buying" instead of "selling".16) [My question] Should Person be used as trade bait for a team that wants cap space this summer? Jason doesn't think that Person has allure and he thinks the Blazers would rather save the full $7.7 million.
Not if the team is absolutely committed on getting under the cap in 2005. No big FA's until 2005 or else they won't have enough room to be a major player.19) Portland will have its hands full with Seattle, who gives Portland fits. Barry being out helps the Blazers. By the way, Jason thinks that the Blazers are looking at Barry as a potential FA this summer.
Would signing Barry to an MLE deal (the most they will be able to offer) really sabotage that cause? BTW, I think his recent injury raises the chances that he can be had for a MLE.Originally posted by <b>So Cal Blazer Fan</b>!
No big FA's until 2005 or else they won't have enough room to be a major player.
That's a load of b.s. If Mo truly believes it to be the case, it's yet another indication of how clueless he truly is. The meltdown started long before the 4th quarter. The 3rd quarter wasn't much better, and I could already see the wheels starting to fall off in the 2nd.10) Mo says the 4th quarter was an abberation last night because Patterson and Wallace weren't available.
Yep.Originally posted by <b>STOMP</b>!
Would signing Barry to an MLE deal (the most they will be able to offer) really sabotage that cause?
I was about 2/3rds of the way through your first post and was thinking... wow, I'm actually following along with all this number crunching without falling asleep, man do I like hoops or what? ummmmm crunching... and about then the old whats the answere already?/college guess mechanism kicked in and I figured that you wouldn't be going to such lengths to prove yourself wrong :laugh:Originally posted by <b>So Cal Blazer Fan</b>!
That was probably a longer answer than you were looking for.
You're right. However, I did include this in my figures:Originally posted by <b>STOMP</b>!
I think I spotted one small oversight with your figures though. If a player (like BB) was signed to a MLE, then the Blazers wouldn't be charged one of the min slots that you noted. By your figures thats about 400G to push towards a potencial max offer which bumps their best offer up to 12-12.5 mil starting depending on the MLE deal signed.
$16.6 - 5.38 + 0.4 = $11.62Bringing the $16.6 million in cap room down to $11.62-12.11 million (after adding back in one of the rookie salary slots charged against the team since it has 9 players instead of 8)