Originally posted by Joecool:Originally posted by LA9erFan:Originally posted by niners94:Originally posted by LA9erFan:Originally posted by TheGoldenState:Originally posted by valrod33:why the f**k is Kirlenko getting paid 18 mill ?Originally posted by TheGoldenState:Originally posted by JiksJuicy:
Anyone know of a decent trade scenario's of us (Jazz) getting rid of AK, and one of our now 3 PF's, for a SG? I don't know what to think of this trade quite yet. Get rid of derron for another PF, and a downgrade at PG. Draft picks I guess, but they are going to be middle of the pack picks.
I keep hearing that the NBA is unfairly slanted in favor of large market teams, but maybe if teams like Utah & Orlando weren't grossly overpaying they'd have a better shot at winning titles.
Rashard Lewis = $20.5M in Washington
Michael Redd = $18.3M in Milwaukee
Andrei Kirilenko = $17.8M in Utah
Gilbert Arenas = $17.7M in Orlando
Vince Carter = $17.3M in Phoenix
Zach Randolph = $17.3M in Memphis
Kenyon Martin = $16M in Denver
My Sympathy = 0
You honestly think these players would go to these small market teams if they didn't over pay? No.
Players are gonna go where the money is, and that's dictated by where the cap space is. There are maybe 3-4 teams in a normal year that have the cap space to get things done. If the choice is between giving $20M to Rashard Lewis and keeping the money and not getting a player....keep the money. You never ever see teams like San Antonio or Oklahoma City participating in this kind of stupidity, despite their market size.
How many of these cases are carried because the contract may be expiring?
I don't understand your question.