Friday, February 03, 2006

Hot New Rumor

Following the Jalen Rose trade today, this rumor has been popping up everywhere...

Portland trades Theo Ratliff and Ruben Patterson to New York for Penny Hardaway and David Lee

This trade works for both teams. We get a HUGE expiring contract in Penny (who can also serve as a great mentor to our young guards-as hard as it is to believe he was actually a top-notch player back in his day) plus a young back-up four with decent potential who is adept at crashing the boards and has enough offense to prevent him from becoming a liability while he's on the floor. They get a center they now so desperately need and Ruben, so it's all good.

However, a common misconception needs to be cleared up. If we acquire an expiring contract, we still will not be under the cap enough (only 2 million under) to re-sign Joel Pryzbilla to anything more than the mid-level exception due to the fact that DA's contract is still on the books through next year. However, if he does indeed sign for the mid-level like he's stated before, we will be significantly under the cap in the 2007 offseason (roughly 10-11 million), which has been purported to be the best ever.

Sounds good to me.

9 Comments:

At 9:03 AM, Anonymous Ryne said...

if we could get penny's contract that would be amazing, and if we get lee also thats great cause lee (although undersized) can put up 16 rebound games on any given night. now the problem with the cap space is we have to decide whether to make a run at vince carter or reshard lewis, or give travis outlaw the contract he'll want

 
At 9:20 AM, Blogger Sean said...

but you see...we can still have cap room even if we max out outlaw. it's all a matter of who signs the contract first. that's what Milwaukee did this summer, they signed their free agents first (filling up cap space and then a few minutes later (because they are allowed to exceed the cap to sign their own FA players) had Redd sign his.

 
At 2:23 PM, Blogger Kiefer said...

good trade but it leaves us without a backup center

 
At 8:31 AM, Blogger Lance Uppercut said...

Surely you jest keifer! We've got Ha "The Seoul Man" Seung-Jin. The future is now!

 
At 11:54 AM, Blogger Sean said...

please refrain from use of midevil language and bad nicknames when using the comments. thank you. :)

-the management

 
At 5:43 PM, Blogger Kiefer said...

two things i love how uppercut spelled my name wrong when its right there and i actually like the midevil language but heres a nickname for Ha .... Ha"rdly talented" Seung Jin

 
At 8:49 PM, Blogger Brian said...

I also love how BOTH of you spelled medieval incorrectly.

 
At 9:11 PM, Anonymous ryne said...

sry sean my phone went dead. tty tomorrow

 
At 11:20 PM, Blogger Kiefer said...

sorry brian i will check my spelling next time

 

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