Great timing for a new thread. Where's MoneyMarshall at? I'd LOVE to put a wager down with him for the Kings having a shot at the playoffs. Their core is nice with Reke, Cousins, & Casspi, but they're far from ready to bust through the top 8 in the West. They have absolutely zero vet presence on the team.
I think Morrow was let go because of three reasons: more minutes for Reggie Williams, giving backup PG duties to CJ, and the health of the Warriors rail-thin frontcourt. Injuries to Udoh, health concerns for Wright and Biedrins. With Bell and Williams being able to play the backup guard positions, they'd probably feel more comfortable giving Morrow's $4m to another big body for the frontcourt. This is probably it for the 2010 season.
Guessing if we bring back CJ at about $3.5 million, we'll be at above the cap around $61-$62 million, still $8 million in wiggle room below the tax level. Still armed with $14 million in expirings for the trade deadline, and the often-never used $2.6M trade exception from the Morrow trade.
2011 season. Not too high on B-Wright right now, but going into next season we have David Lee, Ellis, Biedrins, Curry, Dorrell Wright starting, with Bell coming off the bench. That's $43 or so million without tendering the Q.O. to B-Wright at $4.6 million. Gadzuric and Radmanovic off the books, and $15 million in ample cap space.
2011 FA Free agents worth noting
Not too bad of a shape at all. I think overall a nice crop of vets to mix in with our youth.
Originally posted by phiLthyphiL: Great timing for a new thread. Where's MoneyMarshall at? I'd LOVE to put a wager down with him for the Kings having a shot at the playoffs. Their core is nice with Reke, Cousins, & Casspi, but they're far from ready to bust through the top 8 in the West. They have absolutely zero vet presence on the team.
I'd be surprised if either of us gets that 8th seed, although I like both our teams' confidence right now.
But who is the Warriors vet presence? If you count D.Lee, Ellis and Biedrins, I'm gonna count Garcia, Udrih and Dalembert
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