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The timing of this makes me wonder if Memphis used the stretch provision on him. That'd cut about $900,000 off their cap this season, and add $450,000 each of the next two seasons. Tomorrow's the last day you can do that for salaries this season.
Btw, Toronto released Quentin Richardson today too. Both Memphis and Toronto are close to the luxury tax, and may have given themselves about $900,000 in flexibility. That may be the reason why they released both today.
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"Like them or not, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady are among the best who’ve ever lived, and any refusal to acknowledge that is the product of jealousy or rank ignorance." Bob Kravitz
I guess Memphis did get some cash from Boston for their trouble too, maybe it was enough to cover Melo's contract and still have a bit leftover. But it still hurt their cap assuming no one claims him.
NBA posted this on their channel today
However, the set off also applies to any contract signed with any professional team - not limited to the NBA. So, if he could get some Russian oligarch to pay him significantly more than the $788k min for one year NBA players, then Memphis could see some savings.
But, most likely, they're going to eat the full $1.3mm.
Great article, in some ways the Lockout really helped the NBA teams become smarter in realizing how to create a better team.You could recap just about every relevant NBA story line from 1993 through 2007 by using those 15 guys, then bring in Tracy McGrady to really hammer it home. The league hasn't been in this good of a place since the early '90s — the right players on the right teams, the right financial structure in place, more than enough quality players to go around — but it only happened because of the mistakes the league made, and eventually fixed, as T-Mac's prime came and went. Had he come along 10 years earlier, or 10 years later, we'd be remembering him differently. Instead, our last memory will be Tracy McGrady halfheartedly warming up for those 2013 Finals games. One of the finest players of his generation had finally made it past the first round. But not really.
Argentina struggled a bit early. they started pushing the pace which they normally never do but it worked only down 2. very exciting first half not a typical game for Argentina. The bigs have really struggled Scola needs to pick it up for Argentina to pull this out.
Got ugly fast the DR is playing so much harder and better. Scola got his *** handed to him today. But the DR is making some crazy shots aswell.
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He played 21 minutes as well. Good for him. He is collecting a lot of experience.
9 points, 5 rebounds and 1 steal in 10 minutes. Not bad.
He is having a bad game tonight, though. 6 points on 4/14 shooting, 7 boards, 1 assist and 2 turnovers is not a good line for him.
Dave Telep is getting hired by the Spurs. Sucks for ESPN hs coverage will take a dip
NBATV's doing a dunk contest marathon all afternoon if anyone cares
Dana Barros sighting!
good lord Vince Carter man
Luis Scola was interviewed by ESPNDeportes.com. Here's a bit and then the link for the whole article.
And after a season in Arizona, the ex-Houston Rocket never imagined that the final stretch of his career would be on an Indiana roster which he considers to be a "serious title contender."
"I sure did have a lot of urge to be on a winning team. I had a lot of desire," Scola said during an interview with ESPNDeportes.com at the FIBA Americas tournament here. "I see real possibilities. I believe we have a team with real chances to fight for a championship."http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/96...n-age-holdover"I would have liked it a lot to have retired in Houston. I would have liked Phoenix to have been my last team and now I am in Indianapolis, and I would like to retire in Indiana. Therefore it won't happen," Scola said in between laughs.
Jonas Valanciunas, half man half windmill:
All the games in the Americas today have been great. this Venezuela vs Argentina game takes the cake. Vzl is playing so hard and the crowd is insane feels like a COLLEGE game.
Campazzo missed 2 FTs and the commentators say "Ball don't lie". Then Campazzo proceeds to sink a 3
I never complain about the refs , but wow 2 awful calls that could cost Venezuela the game. this game has been amazing though best game I have watched in months.