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NBA 2016-2017 Season Thread

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by RFX45, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    Because he sucks. He might as well get paid sitting at home, he practically was for the past couple of years, at least he doesn't have to suck on the court this year.

    And I thought amnestying someone does clear off from the salary cap? That is why Billups was amnestied before Chandler could sign.

    http://espn.go.com/new-york/nba/sto...s-waived-new-york-knicks-using-amnesty-clause
     
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    deveandepot1 Senior member

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    Amnestying does clear off from the salary cap.

    There is zero chance the Lakers will amnesty Walton. He is a fan favorite. He sells more jerseys than everyone besides Kobe and Pau.
    The Lakers always keep at least one useless white guy around. Travis Knight, Slava, Mark Madsen,...
     
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    I am going to need proof of that. I don't think I've seen any Walton jerseys in the past 3 years and I've been to plenty of Lakers games.
     
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    Amnestying clears him from the salary cap, but the team still has to pay him. So the Knicks still pay Chauncey $12.5M to not play for them, while the Clips pay $2M for his services.

    And amnestying him won't get the Lakers under the cap, so they're still a tax paying team, though they would be paying less tax.
     
  5. RFX45

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    I know that they will still have to pay him, that is why I said they should "pay him to sit at home because it's practically been what they've been doing the past few years." In the end, Walton sucks and at this point he is taking valuable spot from someone that could help. Just amnesty him and get someone that could help the team, period. There is no point in thinking long term now that the Howard and CP3 fell, they have to try and win now while Kobe can still go at it and Pau is still doing well.

    Fuck the tax, the Lakers will always be over the cap, that's how they roll.
     
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    All this being said, they can't amnesty him because the amnesty period has ended. He's on the team for the whole year unless they buy him out.
     
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    I know they can't anymore, I got it the first time you said it, I've been saying they should have. Should have! Past tense! Should have! :facepalm:
     
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    did i mention the amnesty period ended?
     
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    Nice to see Rip fit in pretty seamlessly with the Bulls tonight. Still got some life in the old legs out on the break.
     
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    There is no reason to waste the amnesty on a guy making less than 7 million. If the Lakers hope to trade Bynum for an all star they will have to take on a big long term contract like Turkoglu's 11 million or Okafor's 13 million. They would be better off using the only amnesty they will get for the next 5 years on one of them.


    No proof.:laugh:
    IIRC I read it at least a couple times in the LAT or another SoCal paper.
     
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    you can't amnesty a player you trade for. if the lakers get turk, they're stuck with him.
     
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    Clips signed Reggie Evans, a back-up in the frontcourt that can gobble up rebounds. They're making moves, come on now Lakers. Time to step it up.
     
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    [VIDEO][/VIDEO]
     
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    Kobe torn ligament in the wrist, usually out 3-4 weeks. He might play through it :brick:
     
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    Not tonight or the opener though, at least that's what I heard. As long as there isn't a bone chip, like what Eric Gordon had last year, then he should be able to return.
     
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    that was a nasty fall. but maybe not as bad as the one he took in the first quarter ... just that he landed on his hand.
     
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    I wonder what was going on in Kobe's mind in this pic?
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