what is that sup to mean?
Per Bonnell, the Cats told Tyrus he'd be better off at home during this trip.
what is that sup to mean?
I wonder why Brendan Haywood was a "DNP-Coach's Decision" for the Sacramento and Portland games. Doesn't everyone know he's a Roy Hibbert-caliber player?
So I understand giving Dunlap a year to try to turn him around but, we really messed up by not amnestying his ass last summer. Tyrus has contributed nothing and by having him take up Salary Cap space, we missed out on being invloved in the pre-Rudy Gay trade that ultimately led to Cleveland getting this:
Memphis sent big man Marreese Speights, guards Wayne Ellington and Josh Selby, and a future first-round draft pick to the Cavs for forward Jon Leuer.
This is exactly why people were begging the Bobcats to amnesty him... Penny wise & Pound foolish.
I get so frustrated by how this organization is ran.
It definitely would have been nice to pick up that future first from Memphis just for having cap space. It's why I'd rather see the team just sit on some space this summer instead of overpaying a guy who isn't a perfect fit just to have done something. OKC got the pick that wound up being Serge Ibaka from the Suns for eating half a year of (a still productive!) Kurt Thomas' expiring contract.
MJ does not want to pay over 20 million for a guy to play against him. And I can't blame him for that.
Plus some of his costs will most likely be offset by whatever team bids for him... I think some team will bid atleast the minimum for him.
It's still a lot of money if you ask me. We still owe Tyrus 17.9 over the next 2 years (not including this year). If we amnesty him and someone signs him to the vet min. (6 year vet... around 1.1 million per.) We still end up paying Tyrus Thomas at least 15-16 Million dollars to play against us. Not to mention the salaries you would take on in the trade above which comes out to about 11.5 Million. And none of those guys are even worth talking about.
Essentially your talking about spending 25-28 Million dollars on nothing. You get Memphis' first round pick, but right now they are tentatively in the 26th spot. Only 5 spots ahead of where we will have a pick regardless (31. First in the second round)
I just don't think Amnesty was ever an option for us. We aren't close to competing so cap space isn't all that important. I think the best option was what they did, just see what you can get out of a head case.
I get the frustration, but I think it should be directed towards Larry Brown for encouraging the re-signing of Tyrus. Cho just has to deal with it now.