- Mar 8, 2015
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At this point I think you got to do that.
If it doesn’t work out you get rid of Kyrie at the end of the year and free up all that money and your not on the hook for Paul anymore the next two years
Paul has very little value, I don't think we can do better value wise than this, even if it is just for a half season rental.It only frees up money in avoiding the tax bill. We'd still be over the cap and unable to sign any marquee free agents.
We can't let Paul's salary slot go to waste, we need to bring in another long term talent with it.
Why would you think that? Every year teams shed players and contracts. There is zero reason to believe we can't parlay that.Paul has very little value, I don't think we can do better value wise than this, even if it is just for a half season rental.
Paul has very little value, I don't think we can do better value wise than this, even if it is just for a half season rental.
Not a chance. They are saying what is driving this is money on a new contract. Someone in this league is going to pay him too.
I don't even think the Suns should trade for Durant. He is too fragile.
Yeah but if you listen to how badly he is reported to want his next contract? No way he leaves that kind of money on the table.He has often spoken of retiring young and has shown very little passion for the game of late. And no, I don't think he's going to get the max offer he wants, not without a lot of language that allows an out for the team if he gets himself suspended or goes on another mid season sabbatical.
You're right that he is playing only for a pay check, and when he doesn't get the money he wants and on his terms I think he is going walk away. Either way, I think he has, at most, 2 years left before he gets sick of it all and he's burnt all his bridges.
Really - you mean like Westbrook?Very little of Paul's remaining salary is guaranteed. Next summer he could easily be used as the main salary piece in a move for disgruntled star.
Hopefully one with far less baggage.
Yeah but if you listen to how badly he is reported to want his next contract? No way he leaves that kind of money on the table.
Really - you mean like Westbrook?
Teams don't want garbage. This is a perfect situation to get more value from Paul than he is worth - I highly doubt another chance like this comes along.
Someone will always be stupid enough. There is always one.But he isn't getting that kind of money, that's my point. He isn't going to get what he is asking for and I think he quits because of it.
He wants ~50 mil a year with no caveats and it isn't going to happen.
If Kyrie can be motivated to play for a title run, in order to get big contract in the summer? Why not trade for him using Paul and fillers. We really need another go-to scorer to create spacing.
Disgruntled stars get moved in wild patch work packages every year. I don't know who will be available this Summer but I have no doubt some big names will move.
Paul's value will largely come in that he can be a big part of equalizing the salary of a trade while the team getting him can then get out of the remainder of the deal, only paying him a quarter of what's left on the contract.