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  1. 2017 - Eurobasket y pretemporada

    Ya lo he comentado en el foro de al lado: es un recorte salarial como la copa de un pino. Hemos "pagado" un pick de segunda ronda sin protección a cambio de uno protegido y que se quedasen con el sueldo de TD. Veremos si es para hacer hueco a Jam. En teoría ahora le podrían ofrecer hasta 15M por año, pero me parecería una barbaridad. Se rumorea que Jarell Martin va a ser el próximo en caer, y la verdad no me sorprende.
  2. JaM Ain't Going Anywhere

    This all sounds plausible, but do you have any sources or is this just your opinion? EDIT: Nevermind, I just saw Tillery's tweet
  3. Melo Traded to the Thunder, huh?

    I think it's clear that OKC is going to be better with PG and Melo than without them. I think the general feeling is that they won't be as good as some pundits believe they'll be. One or two of the three OKC superstars is absolutely going to see his production drop simply because they'll have to share the ball more than any of them had to last season. And of course, we'll see how the egos match and how willing PG is to take a step back in his production in a contract year. Likewise with Westbrook who has a player option next year. I think it will be comparable to when Lebron and Bosh went to Miami. The first year they didn't meet their lofty expectations, and Bosh stopped being considered (if he ever was) a tier 1 superstar.
  4. I'm ok with going in either direction, as long as we don't cripple ourselves in the long term with a long expensive contract. For instance, I'd be ok with overspending a bit on JaM in a 2 year contract, or a MLE type contract for a longer period (assuming at some point he'll go back to the bench).
  5. 2017-18 team salary

    Correct, the trade exception cannot be added to other players in order to bring in a bigger contract. We can trade for one or more players whose salaries fit under TD's contract, that's all. Most likely we'll just let the exception lapse and save the cap space, since we won't have any available roster spots.
  6. 2017-18 team salary

    Ok, I made a quick summary of our salary situation. Bear in mind that Wayne Selden and Kobi Simmons' contracts are very recent and nobody has the details, so I've gone with the consensus from the most relevant NBA salary tracking sites. [Image removed] Quick takeaways: - We're over the cap no matter what. We'd have to renounce all our FAs and all our exceptions just to get a couple millions under the cap plus the room exception, which would be absurd. - That also means we don't gain anything by renouncing any of our FAs, even if we know there's no chance to re-signing them. So don't expect to know who's leaving or staying until they sign a new contract. - We have 10 guaranteed contracts, 3 non guaranteed contracts (including JaM's QO) and 3 unsigned rookies. And that's before even trying to re-sign ZBo, TA or VC, or using the MLE. Something's got to give. - Outside of our own FAs, we can only sign players (including our draft picks) using the MLE, the BAE or minimum contracts. Signing anyone that doesn't fit under those umbrellas would require trades. - As far as I can tell, Kobi Simmons has only signed as a camp invite, so he could be dumped before the season with no impact on the cap. I would expect Rabb and Brooks to sign minimum contracts and Rade to get all or part of the BAE. Now, something not so obvious is that we actually have a lot of wiggle room below the tax line, precisely because we can't add any big contracts outside of our own FAs. We have a total of $97.8M currently in the books, including JaM's QO, and that's $21.5M below the tax line. Realistically we can't spend more than $13.3M (2 rookie min contracts + BAE + MLE) in players not named ZBo, TA, VC or JaM. So we are not in risk of hitting the tax unless we go crazy re-signing our own FAs. In fact, we could (not saying we should) do many things without paying tax: - Match JaM for up to $24.3M (essentially his max salary). This would require not signing anyone else including the rookies. - Re-sign JaM, ZBo, TA and VC for a combined $24.3M. This would mean not signing the rookies and waving one player (to make roster space). We could squeeze a bit more salary by waving Selden or Simmons (not guaranteed). - Sign and trade JaM and take in more salary. For instance, if we signed him up to a $19.6M contract we could take in up to $5M more in incoming salary and still be under the tax (not signing anyone else). - Re-sign JaM for $12M. Re-sign Z-Bo for $10M. Sign Rade, Brooks and Rabb for $5M (BAE + 2 rookie min). Stretch Wright and Martin. Still below the tax line. - Same as above, but re-sign JaM for $10M. Dump Simmons. Trade Marc for Al Horford plus a 2019 pick. Still below the tax line. - Trade Parsons and Wright straight up for Lebron. I know, I know. Wildly unrealistic. No way we give up on Parsons after just one season. To be honest, this is a salary structure straight out of hell.
  7. 2017-18 team salary

    Quick note before I get a chance to update the salary table: we have now almost $16M of space under the tax line.
  8. Troy Daniels traded to Phoenix

    Let's call a spade a spade, this is just a salary dump. We paid a 2nd rounder to avoid having to waive TD and keep his salary in the books, and the protected 2nd we're getting will probably be used similarly in a future trade. We're not getting anything other than cap space (useless at this time). It's a financially responsible move but a bit disappointing, to be honest.
  9. Who Do The Grizzlies Lose?

    First images of the training camp venue have been leaked.
  10. With the #35 pick, Memphis Selects Ivan Rabb

    Every time I see that thread I get tempted to do one of two things: - Oh, few flaws. Let me count the ways. *rolls sleeves* - We've never, NEVER, been flawless. At least there is a lot of young blood and some long term upside. I don't care. I'll still root for this team. But then I count to ten and move to the next thread.
  11. With the #35 pick, Memphis Selects Ivan Rabb

    Oh, wait, according to, Harrison's contract is only guaranteed $100K. I don't see this anywhere else, maybe he's already become guaranteed this season (basketball-reference is notoriously late updating contract info)? If Harrison is only partially guaranteed though... I guess it would still make sense to keep one out of Mario and him, right?
  12. With the #35 pick, Memphis Selects Ivan Rabb

    Yeah, I wouldn't get rid of TD if it was up to me, a microwave kind of player like him that can score in bunches coming from the bench is always good to have, especially under a cheap contract. But he really looks like the easiest to move and he's not part of the regular rotation, so I think most people assume he'll be moved at one time or another. I just think the roster as it's been constructed over the offseason makes no sense unless there is a trade in the plan, because throwing guaranteed money at new players who don't have a guaranteed spot in the roster is nothing short of idiotic unless you're trying to reach the team salary minimum and have to literally throw money away. I guess we'll see in a few weeks.
  13. With the #35 pick, Memphis Selects Ivan Rabb

    Ok, I'm kind of confused but I'm on my phone and I don't really want to go read the whole thread again. Anyway, don't rely on the roster page, it's not very informative especially when there are summer contracts in play. Better check spotrac: So basically, Simmons and Morgan are camp invites and can be discarded at any time and Hunter is a 2-way and doesn't count against the cap unless he actually plays NBA games. I suspect one of the camp invites will be the second 2-way contract. That leaves 17 contracts not counting Green, for just 15 roster spots. Dropping any of the new hires with guaranteed salary would be baffling, more so if the guarantee is multi-year.
  14. With the #35 pick, Memphis Selects Ivan Rabb

    They have no control over being picked off waivers, so that alone would be a multi million dollar gamble on the Grizzlies' part. Then, once they've gone through waivers and become free agents, they get all the money owed by the Grizzlies at once while their salary remains in our books for the length of their guaranteed contracts. Then they can sign with the Hustle. Or not. So we'd be throwing millions in cap space and actual cash on the hope that they will hold a gentleman agreement to remain available. If this is indeed the reason they've been given guaranteed contracts I'd have to conclude that Wallace has finally gone off the deep end.
  15. 2017 - Eurobasket y pretemporada

    Cierto lo que dices de Pau y Marc jugando a la vez, y también es cierto que Scariolo intentó gestionar mejor sus tiempos en cancha para que pudiesen disfrutar de muchos minutos solos. Abrines/Llull, pero también Rudy, Mirotic... con que hubiese habido uno de esos en el partido contra Eslovenia seguro que la cosa habría estado más ajustada. Por cierto que disfruté como un enano viendo la final, lástima la lesión de Doncic.
  16. With the #35 pick, Memphis Selects Ivan Rabb

    All waived players become unrestricted free agents regardless of their previous contract, so no. They could get picked off waivers, too.
  17. Take the analysis from notorious short sellers with a grain of salt
  18. JaM Ain't Going Anywhere

    One in Memphis that I can recall, I'd have to check for Vancouver.
  19. JaM Ain't Going Anywhere

    Well, it's a season opener. That's usually a bad omen anyway.
  20. #chancun

    That's really all #chancun is asking this lady: show me all the beauty you possess inside.
  21. JaM Ain't Going Anywhere

    September 26
  22. 2017 - Eurobasket y pretemporada

    Se le dio la opción, como a Mirotic, pero decidió jugar con Eslovenia. Visto lo visto no puedo decir que se equivocase.
  23. Marc Gasol highlighs from Venezuela games 2017

    Not really when you take everything that went into the game into account. The end score might be a bit shocking but the victory was absolutely deserved by Slovenia (which is still unbeaten in the tournament). First, Spain's perimeter was seriously depleted by injuries (and in JCN's case, old age), and while they could get by lesser teams simply by feeding Pau, Marc and the Hernangomez brothers (Hernangomezes? HG's?), the Slovenes played great defense all game, cutting off Spain's interior passing, and since the shots weren't going in from outside either Spain was forced to rely on giving the ball to the Gasols in the perimeter and let them play, which they did, but was far from enough to counter Slovenia's barrage of three pointers. Then, Slovenia is a legit great squad. Aside from Dragic (who hit some circus shots including a 3+1 banking the ball against the board), there's Doncic who is going to be a top 3 pick next draft (at least I get to see him one more season playing for Real Madrid), Anthony Randolph, who's improved a lot since he left the NBA, and a host of excellent role players. And finally, the Slovenian coach had a much better performance in this game than the Spanish one, not just in the way he studied and exploited Spain's defensive weaknesses, but also managing Dragic and Doncic minutes so they were always fresh and ready to stifle any attempt of a Spanish run. The last one was a bit unexpected, but the first two were a serious concern coming to this game. Oh well, there's still a chance for bronze. Marc was actually the best player in Spain, with a line of 12/10/4, but it didn't matter much in the end.
  24. 2017 - Eurobasket y pretemporada

    Vaya repasito que nos ha dado Eslovenia, claramente superior todo el partido. Quizá nos ha pesado ya mucho la falta de profundidad de banquillo en el perímetro por las lesiones, pero el entrenador esloveno ganó claramente la partida. Nos machacaron en los desajustes defensivos y si a eso le añades un día de esos en los que no te entra nada, pues nada, a luchar por el bronce. Quizá lo más triste de todo es constatar que Juan Carlos Navarro ya no está para estos trotes, y que desgraciadamente Pau ya no puede ganar partidos él solo.
  25. Marc Gasol highlighs from Venezuela games 2017

    By the way, the semifinals against Slovenia (Dragic+Doncic) will be on ESPN3 for those who can watch it. The game is at 13:30 central time.