proudidd, why would we trade for another injured centre in Kaman. He has barley played this year
On the bright side Kwame is playing on a great contract(i know right). Im going to do some research on the insured contracts after the game.
I was hoping we could move his bad contract in some kind of a trade, but that seems unlikely now. Let's hope Diaw doesn't come down with his own yeast infection because he needs to spend some time in the middle now. (no comment about him already having one). You do have to kind of feel bad for Diop now that he gets to be under a coach that he has played for before and was getting some minutes.
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...4155218AAkePb3 So it seems like MJ could save some money AND we could get some cap relief, but that's only IF Diop is deemed to have a career ending injury.
Darius Miles signed a 6 year, 48 million contract with the Blazers in 2004. He subsequently suffered what was deemed a "career ending" knee injury where doctors concluded that his surgically repaired knees would make it impossible to play in the NBA again. At the point the Blazers elected to waive him, they still owed Miles $18 million for the final 2 years of his contract.
The "career ending" status allowed the Blazers to waive Miles and have his salary paid by the insurance policy teams carry on players for these situations. The NBA also allows this contract to be removed from their salary cap calculation in these situations. The catch is that if the player signs and plays at least 10 games with another team then the "career ending" status is null and void and the Blazers in this case become responsible for the salary and it counts toward their cap.
Miles signed with Memphis and just needs to appear (play enough to be in the box score) in 10 games for the salary to revert back to the Blazers. At this point he has played 1 game for Memphis and this would significantly limit the power of the Blazers in free agency. I expect Memphis signed Miles for that exact reason as NBA teams see the Blazers as a dynasty in the making.
Diop's injury is not career ending...although that would be nice cap-wise.
Mark Cuban has been fucking this team without lube for some time now. He's was foolish to overpay Diop and it looks like he was going to be stuck with a defensive minded back-up center making beau-coup bucks. Then the Bobcats take him off his hands. Charlotte signs Matt Carroll to a shitty contract, he's traded to Dallas, and then he's traded back to Charlotte. Dallas ends up with Tyson Chandler and he's been one of the best centers in the league this year. Oh, and Cuban also got rid of Najara.
And I hate linking anything in wikipedia, but here is a list of some pro-athletes that have gone through this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Achilles_tendon_rupture:
Many professional athletes deal with achilles tendon ruptures, the majority of them coming from the NFL. Rupturing an Achilles tendon is a very serious injury that takes months to rehabilitate and it has even been known to end careers. Athletes who have ruptured their Achilles include those from the NFL, NBA, NHL, professional soccer, college athletes, etc.
This is a list of a few well known professional athletes who have undergone an Achilles rupture: Todd Pinkston, WR for the Philadelphia Eagles, Dan Marino, QB for the Miami Dolphins, Reggie Kelly, TE for the Cincinnati Bengals, Marlin Jackson, CB for the Philadelphia Eagles, Vinny Testaverde, QB for the New York Jets, Jerome James from the Chicago Bulls, Mehmet Okur from the Utah Jazz, Justin Williams from the Carolina Hurricanes, Kalin Lucas a point guard from Michigan State, Misty May-Treanor from the U.S. Olympic beach volleyball team, and professional wrestler Edge. Most recently, David Beckham, an internationally known footballer and icon ruptured his achilles tendon, also ending his ability to play in the 2010 FIFA World Cup for England.
Sigh, just when Diop was establishing a role