Maybe we can have one dedicated threat similiar to the Nash thread as rumors are certain to come up the closer we get to draft day.
Vince Carter makes $ 18,000,000 next season but his contract is only partially guaranteed. If he gets waived by 30 June 2011 the team will owe him just $ 4,000,000.
The Suns are free to make trades since they were eliminated from the playoffs.
The Suns could take back salaries 85%-115% of what Carter makes. They could also add more players to trades.
The idea is to take back bad contracts of not necessarily bad players and get compensation in terms of draft picks or prospects.
This would allow the Suns to add players for the short term if they want to stay mediocre with Nash and at the same time get pieces to rebuild with. Of course they could still trade Nash anyway and get even more pieces to rebuild.
This all is under the assumption that the Suns would be willing to take on contracts before the new CBA.
Here is a list of the 15 least valueable players in the NBA
1. Gilbert Arenas, Orlando
2. Brandon Roy, Portland
3. Joe Johnson, Atlanta
4. Rashard Lewis, Washington
5. Drew Gooden, Milwaukee
6. Josh Childress, Phoenix
7. Hedo Turkoglu, Orlando
8. Travis Outlaw, New Jersey
9. Brendan Haywood, Dallas
10. Desagana Diop, Charlotte
11. John Salmons, Milwaukee
12. Andris Biedrins, Golden State
13. Baron Davis, Cleveland
14. Corey Magette, Milwaukee
15. Charlie Villanueva, Detroit
Milwaukee has 3 bad contracts, maybe they would be willing to part with Brandon Jennings and or the #9 pick to make something happen.
Philly has Elton Brand and Iguodala and the #16 pick and maybe they would even be willing to part with Evan Turner.