Yeah....two factors working against us with that one....1. if the "linsanity rule" does pass then LA will have freedom to sign Chauncy for whatever they want and 2. If he does leave LA for another team it would be Mia. and that would be flat out scary!
You can tell I have contemplated the same thing
Think about it...by getting wavied a player's market value is instantly decreased if a team is only allowed to use The MLE on them, players like Lin and Billups who were claimed off waivers would have easily made more than the MLE next season (had they both not gotten injured) so how fair is it to cap what they can make next season?
is it fair that a player like Novak is not allowed to play for the team that wants him and that he wants to play for because they do not have the money to sign them?
Sure the have nots will complain, but the players and half the teams in The NBA will be for it....and deep down inside so will Stern and Adam Silver
IMO the Bird Rights should transfer, and here's way.
If a player is traded, his Bird rights are traded away with him, correct?
So how should this situation be any different? The only difference is that he's basically going from one team to another for free, and it seems messed up. I understand the NBA not wanting this rule because it does allow players to demand more money from the cash-strapped teams but honestly it's not like we're talking about big time superstars here, we're talking about players who were waived at some point which means it's just a matter of allowing teams to sign free agents to slightly more than the minimum while not killing themselves entirely.
If the players' association wins this battle this will be a bargain. Keep Lin, keep Novak, get Steve Nash, have Lin come off the bench.
I know we all love the story of Nash coming to NY, but Lin with a backup of Miller/Felton/Hinrich* (knows Woodson's system) and another quality role player is a better situation for us then Lin/Nash
JR isn't getting the mid-level.
I agree that Nash coming is a long shot. But he's not worth much in Miami (when they have two dominant ball handlers in LeBron and Wade) and he'd be good for half a season and then fail to co-exist with Rose. If he went to any team that is currently a contender he'd be relegated to nothing more than a spot up shooter. I think he might come to NY only because it'd be one of the few places where he could actually contribute a serious amount of minutes, unlike those other teams where he'd be a tertiary guy. And that's the problem - it's not as if Nash is playing like a veteran who needs to chase for a ring. He's playing like the best PG in the league right now and he's not going to play for Miami and Chicago and be the third option. Not his style. Better for him to come to a team like NY where he'd be the starting point guard.
JR Smith (Shump will be out for the first half of the season probably)
? (2nd rd pick, hopefully a solid shooter & capable defender)
Plus Lin seems to bring the best out in Fields, comparable to Nash & Amare. But it would be good for Novak to move to SF when Melo is resting because Nash will be able to get the ball to him for the 3, Amare for the PnR or Chandler for the lob.
We need to stop with the quick fixes as a franchise, plus in the post Big 3 era, a core of Lin, Fields, Shump, Melo, is solid and perhaps Jerome Jordan and Jorts may turn out to be solid as well.