Salary cap Rumors
But he added that the Warriors, who won their second straight championship this season with Durant, should be given their due. “I’ve said repeatedly, let’s also celebrate excellence. Ownership, the job Bob Myers has done as a GM, Steve Kerr of course, one of the great coaches in our league. Steph Curry, drafted; Klay Thompson, drafted; Draymond Green drafted 35th by Golden State Warriors,” he said.
Bobby Marks: With the Dwight Howard trade, only Allen Crabbe will have a guaranteed contract for the Nets in 2019-20. The Nets could potentially have up to $60M+ in room next summer but will be contingent on the restricted free agency of D’Angelo Russell and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson.
Bobby Marks: The trade for Charlotte is luxury tax related. The Hornets prior to the trade would have been a tax team for 2018-19 and now have a $13M cushion. The tradeoff is that Charlotte inherits the Timofey Mozgov $16.7M contract for 2019-20.
Jon Hamm: Salary cap rules are weird and dumb and confusing at times, so to clear up some confusion: The only way Paul George can sign a 5-year deal this summer is if he re-signs with OKC. If he signs elsewhere or is signed-and-traded, can only sign for up to 4 years.
According to two people with knowledge of the Rockets’ thinking, the team’s general manager Daryl Morey is intent on moving Anderson in a trade. One person said the Rockets could pursue buyout options if no such agreement is met. Both people requested anonymity because they are unauthorized to speak on the record of Anderson’s situation. The players’ union had decided it didn’t want to smooth the salary cap jump over several years, and instead wanted most of the money at once. This obviously benefited those who would enter free agency in 2016, as there were a number of notable names. To the front offices, however, this was a mistake, and once the cap stopped rising, a lot of teams were left with undesirable, albatross contracts for middle-of-the-park level talent.