Mason Plumlee Rumors

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Mason Plumlee
Mason Plumlee
Position: C-F
Born: 03/05/90
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:245 lbs. / 111.1 kg.
Salary: $2,328,530
The plan is to sign center Mason Plumlee to a new contract. Plumlee came to the Nuggets in a trade deadline deal with Portland. “Mase brought a lot of what we thought he would bring – intensity, a vertical threat at the rim,” Connelly said. “An athletic big. A very good passer. It’s not an easy transition going from a starter to the third or fourth big. … When we traded for him, we traded for him for the purpose of bringing him back. Barring something unforeseen or some dramatic shift, we’re pretty excited to talk to his representatives this summer and figure something out.”
Storyline: Mason Plumlee Free Agency
Albert Nahmad: Nurkic trade could be more beneficial than realized, with @BobbyMarks42 revelation that Harkless has $500K bonus for shooting 35%+ on 3s. To start the regular season, Blazers were at risk of paying the tax if Harkless earned that $500K bonus. They would’ve been $403K over. Harkless was last contract signed by Blazers this summer, so they gave him the $500K bonus knowing it could take them above tax. Then something odd happened: Harkless started shooting fairly well on his 3-pointers… This is where the Nurkic deal comes in… Blazers saved $407K against the cap by trading Plumlee for Nurkic, keeping them $4,462 below luxury tax even if Harkless earns his bonus. Blazers, for 16-17, secured a ~$550K tax distribution (and no payment) in Nurkic trade. More importantly, repeater tax clock doesn’t start! Blazers, for 17-18, exchanged a potentially costly RFA in Plumlee for $2.9M salary of Nurkic + now official Grizzlies 2017 1st in the trade. Did math contribute to trade idea for Blazers, or did it just happen to work out? Who knows. But Nurkic, despite injury, has fit very well!