I have read this for two days straight.
As we all know the Cavs did not pick up the option year on Carlos Boozer, I guess the Cavs had a verbal agreement with Boozer and his agent, that Boozer would re-sign with the Cavs for the full MLE.
But with all the crazy contracts being offered, and with Boozer worth more than any of the other players, it is likely a team will offer Boozer more than the MLE.
The Cavs cannot pay more than MLE, because he was a second round draft pick, they don't have his full Bird rights.
All Paxson needed to do was to pick up the option on Boozer, and then next summer they would have had his full Bird rights and could have matched any offer a team might make.
Paxson must be down on his hands and knees praying that Boozer and agent stick to their word.
Very interesting situation.