Why is it so crazy for Ainge to want STAT in a trade?
If they're moving Wallace's contract at $10M and Rondo at $12M...that's $22 million...
Bring in STAT's $21 million, and you can amnesty $21-$23 million right off of the books...
This is the NBA..not NBA 2K. Boston has the picks from Brooklyn, and if they can get more young pieces, and damn near a third off the salary cap off of their books in one felt swoop...they're gonna at least consider it.
Too often, people are looking at the game from a "on-the-court" standpoint, and their opinions are based on half the info.
Unless Ainge thinks Rondo is done why would he trade him to an arch rival like the Knicks. Trade your best player in the prime of his career to come back and burn you in a critical playoff game, that's why GM's prefer trading their stars to the another conference.
I gotta give Ainge his props, hes done a good job. Yea his buddy Mchale mighta helped him out with the KG trade but he got rid of Perkins at the right time. People criticized him for not resigning Posey after 08 finals but Posey wanted alotta money and fell off quicker then Big Mac toppings.
Overall hes done a good job in the drafts getting players like Bradley, Sullinger...
He traded KG and Pierce at the perfect time, has stockpiled draftpicks...hes done everything I wish the Knicks woulda done at some point during the last decade and a half.
I dont believe he'd go for the Amare and Timmy package but I see nothing wrong with anyone thinking that, in this case NYKnicks17. Thats a respectable opinion on his part, He who has to accuse someone of smoking crack is probably not as confident in their opinions as they seem
Boston cannot amnesty STAT nor can they amnesty Wallace as someone else suggested. Their two eligible players are Bradley and Rondo.
"Too often, people's opinions are based on half the info."
Smokes is correct. It's the date of 7/1/2011 that's key. Most teams have already used their amnesty but Boston is one of the remaining and while Wallace can't be amnestied Rondo can.
"The basic notion of the amnesty provision of the NBA’s collective bargaining agreement is simple: Every team can waive one player and remove his contract value from the salary cap during a one-week window that coincides with the beginning of free agency, provided that player signed with the team before July 1, 2011. It’s a fully sanctioned mulligan in a league where mistakes are costly and rampant, and thus seen as a way out for cap-strapped teams that have few other alternatives."