He doesn't like taking a $12M paycut. The fact that Miami (he hoped) would offer the Vet minimum was acceptable because of the chance to win a championship.
We actually did him a favor (waiving him) so he could figure out that he isn't worth any where near as much as he thinks. Where would you rather go as a pro (for the same money)?
Milwaukee winters as a backup <<<< Charlotte winters as a starter
that would easily lock us in the 6th or 7th seed (we want to avoid the 4 & 5 seeds due to 2nd round match-up versus Miami).
Thing is Dampier is no way good enough to even draw a 12 million salary. He should be getting much less. I think his ego got in his way, being cut and then expecting more money than he probably deserves.
Either way, all the best to him. I wouldn't mind him as a bigger body though to throw it at the big centers in this league.