Being over the current cap and with no assets, draft picks, and depth is in bad position with the new CBA. Not being under the cap with assets, draft picks and depth.
My argument to not trade for Melo, since the beginning of last year, was because of the more restrictive CBA coming. This has been my whole argument since Day 1.
I bet the owners want a franchise tag as well. It certaintly isn't a sure thing Melo could have been had after the new CBA gets constructed..whenever that may be. We couldn't afford to take that risk on losing out on an elite talent like Melo imo.
This is all moot anyway. $45 mil hard cap, franchising without a player's consent, etc is all foolish talk. It's like politicians talking about a balanced budget amendment. 1.) not going to happen. 2.) makes things worse
The new CBA will end up being similar to current CBA but with a few changes making going over the cap more difficult, scaling down contracts and making new contracts more flexible so teams aren't handcuffed with bad contracts. The owners still want to make money as do the players. Neither one will give in to the other's demands 100%. A lot of the things we hear are posturing on both sides.
Last edited by LJ4ptplay; Aug 18, 2011 at 15:24.