Tyson Chandler 3 yr, 36.75M
Antonio Daniels 2 yr, 12.80M
2009 First round pick (unprotected)
CY Salary: 17.55M Total Salaries: 49.55M
Rasho Nesterovic 1 yr, 8.40M
Jamaal Tinsley 3yr, 21.60M
Travis Deiner 2 yr, 3.36M
2010 Second round pick
CY Salary: 16.77M Total Salary: 33.36M
I know we take on extra money in this deal. We get rid of Tinsley and get the young, shot blocking, low post defender that we so desperately need. We will get their late first rounder this year due to the fact that we put ourselves in a situation where we are within 5M of the LT threshold with 8 players under contract (not counting draft picks) and are taking on an extra 16M over the course of the deal. We would then be adding three rookies to the team this year and would be looking at signing a couple of minimum deal players to round out the roster. I am still a proponent of trading our pick if it is 8 or later for two late firsts.
New Orleans is in money trouble... they need to get rid of salary. Chandler they can trade, Peja they can't. They are giving up a lot here but this is about money for them. They have David West and Chris Paul. That's enough for them to be competitive. Chandler makes a lot of money and they can move him and get some expiring contracts back. They are taking Tinsley and Deiner back to fill the backup PG spots. They only have two PG's on their roster, we have four, so this gives both teams three PG's. With this trade we don't have the need to resign Jack, unless he wants to sign with us for a smaller deal. We can use one of our later picks on a PG.