Hope Resurrected: "I think I can bring an attitude to a team as far as, ‘All right, no matter what, we are not losing this game'." - Kemba Walker
"Its okay to be bad; just so long as you're bad ass." - Keetch
"I don't care if he uses a sophisticated pulley and tackle system to get his shot off if the bitch goes in."-Mustachio
"Issue is you can't void the contract if he's hurt"
So, I doubt he has to pass a physical (though he probably would have to pass a physical if traded...unless the other team agreed to waive the physical). But if he blew out his knee or broke a bone...it'd cost MJ approximately $25M if some injury like that occured prior to waiving or trading the dust chip.
$25M =$13M to Damp, $8M in LT and $4M in loss of our share of LT from other teams because we are over the LT limit.
It would suck if we pissed Damp off by not dealing him sooner so he purposely fails a physical to get back at us and keep his $13mil salary.
Then again, any team trading for him certainly isn't going to play him on his current deal so I don't know why they wouldn't waive the physical. Unless the actual contract says, "You may not void this contract due to injury" or something along those lines, I don't see it being an issue
My thinking about getting Chauncey. As long as free agency and trades exist there will always be opportunities to get a solid if not above average pg when Chauncey's career is through. Pg's that are at least as good as Raymond was are not too hard to replace. However, having Chauncey reunite with coach Brown for a few seasons would not be a bad thing in my mind. I would much rather get Chauncey in a deal as opposed to losing Crash to get Carmelo.
Agree to disagree with the writer about trades but just know that the writer and I agree on what kind of player Carmelo REALLY is. Forget about the overblown hype. Crash and Carmelo are different types of players but nearly equal in value to their respective teams. Unless Carmelo steps up his defensive game and does more than score he would not fit in with Larry Brown. Coach Larry Brown takes defense seriously where Carmelo never has. Carmelo will put butts in the seats but I don't see how just getting him will add many wins if any.
Warner Brothers cartoons are cool so I don't find having a WB tattoo on ones person is retarded. That's just me though. Carmelo can always get paid by WB for endorsing their brand on his shoulder..lol
If we do end up just waiving Dampier, I guess I have been more dissapointed by our choices in the past. I wish that Diop would take a buyout.
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