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  1. Proximo

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    Well, we can still get DLO - possibly. I know it seems highly unlikely - but I am going to be hoping for it because it is so obvious I want to believe the front office can be talked into once they know it's real.

    That's all I have now is hope - and Gambo is doing his best to crush it.
     
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    The only player on the team who's a worse passer than Booker is Jackson.
     
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    What?
     
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    Covert Rain Father smelt of elderberries!

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    Listened to the podcast that Main posted and others on the radio saying that Dlo is a pipe dream without other moves.

    They have to do something.
     
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    If Kyrie doesn’t go to Brooklyn DLo will not be available. If Kyrie goes to Brooklyn and the Nets cut DLo loose the Suns can stretch Johnson and sign him.

    Right?


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  6. SirStefan32

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    Correct. If they want to give him the absolute max, they'll need to clear another million in salary, which means that one of the last year's rookie PGs are going bye-bye. I would personally advise against that, but whatever.

    Theoretically, they COULD work out some kind of a sign and trade too, depending on the Nets' cap situation. I haven't actually looked at it, so I don't know if they can sign Kyrie with Russell's hold in place. Not sure what the Nets would want, honestly.

    EDIT: Well, they have 58M in space. Should be plenty to sign Kyrie without renouncing Russell.
    Wonder if they would go for a sign and trade with nothing but expiring contracts. Crabbe's off the books after next season ($18.5M), and Deron William's contract is finally coming off the books ($5.5M) after next season. Wonder if they would S&T Russell for Johnson, Jackson, etc in order to get Additional $25M next summer. They would literally have $50M+ next year. I am sure they could get a better deal from someone else.
     
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  7. Ouchie-Z-Clown

    Ouchie-Z-Clown I'm better than Mulli!

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    What teams have stretched $19M+ salaries in the history of the nba? I’m asking a serious question. Are they all biggest markets (NY/LA/BOS/CHI) or Paul Allens? I ask bc it keeps getting thrown around as a possibility and while I know it’s LEGAL for the suns to do it, is there really even a 0.1% chance that Sarver would? I mean seriously?
     
  8. devilalum

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    If Russell becomes available and says he wants to be a Sun and play with his friend Sarver will be on the hot seat.

    Latest buzz is the Nets aren’t interested in Kyrie anymore.

    Good point though. Sarver hasn’t been faced with a money situation like this in a while. Of course he hasn’t had an opportunity to sign a max free agent in a while either.

    If they did all of this would they even be close to the cap?

    Here’s a scarier scenario. They do all this and start winning. In a few years they’ll have to pay 4 max contracts.


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  9. Covert Rain

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    That sounds right but stretch?
     
  10. Hoop Head

    Hoop Head Señor Caca Cabeza Contributor

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    Who is the 4th max? Booker is one, presumably Russell another, and Ayton as the third but I don't know who you think the 4th is. If you think Bridges will be a max player, I think you're overvaluing him. He's a fine player but you don't pay him the max, if it comes down to that then you let him walk because he's not worth the max. Defensive specialists who average 10 ppg aren't max players and if you pay them that much you're screwing yourself financially for years to come.
     
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    Nets - Deron Williams
    Pistons - Josh Smith
    Lakers - Luol Deng
    Magic - Arenas
    Bucks - Larry Sanders(actually slightly less than your 19M+ requirement due to agreeing to buyout)
    Knicks - Noah

    Might be more I can't remember right now.

    Blazers haven't used it any any 1 player making that much but they've used it multiple times and have accumulated a significant amount of dead money.
     
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    I found this list and assume it is accurate:

    Brooklyn Nets - Deron Williams
    Detroit Pistons - Josh Smith
    Golden State Warriors - Jason Thompson
    Houston Rockets - Troy Williams
    Indiana Pacers - Monta Ellis
    Los Angeles Clippers - Carlos Delfino and Miroslav Raduljica
    Los Angeles Lakers - Luol Deng
    New York Knicks - Joakim Noah
    Minnesota Timberwolves - Cole Aldrich
    Orlando Magic - CJ Watson
    Memphis Grizzlies - Dakari Johnson
    Miami Heat - AJ Hammons
    Milwaukee Bucks - Spencer Hawes, Larry Sanders
    Oklahoma City Thunder - Kyle Singler
    Portland Trailblazers - Andrew Nicholson, Anderson Varejao, Festus Ezeli
    Toronto Raptors - Justin Hamilton
    Washington Wizards - Martell Webster
     
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  15. Ouchie-Z-Clown

    Ouchie-Z-Clown I'm better than Mulli!

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    Hmm okay usage hasn’t been as exclusive a club as I might’ve thought. Thx.
     

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