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#31 yasuhara2241

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 08:31 AM

All I know is this would kill the integrity of the league and create the ripple effect of superstars teaming up even moreso. It will truly cause even more harm to small market teams and I for one would continue to support the Hornets but would boycott all games where those guys are playing. 

 

The league shouldn't be built on FAs and diminishing competition. Whatever happened to wanting to beat up your competition instead of team up?!?! 

 

This would be the ultimate bitch move



#32 YoungPanthers89

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 08:35 AM

Stern stopped the CP3 trade to L.A.

 

 

If I was a Laker fan I would be fuging infuriated if this happened



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Posted 12 June 2014 - 08:36 AM

Stern stopped the CP3 trade to L.A.


If I was a Laker fan I would be fuging infuriated if this happened

Why? Stern was able to stop it cause at the time the league owned the then hornets

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 08:39 AM

Why? Stern was able to stop it cause at the time the league owned the then hornets

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I'm not saying it's logical



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Posted 12 June 2014 - 08:39 AM

Im to the point where I wouldn't even care, I'm not a heat fan but if it happens so be it. Melo's my favorite player so I would obviously want him here but whatever gets him rings.

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 09:06 AM

Why even play the season if they team up?

They'll lose some games but no one would beat them in a seven game series...

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 09:46 AM

The NBA has to get it's poo together. Stuff like this combined with the draft lottery, there's little real competition anymore.

 

Silver has his work cut out for him.



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Posted 12 June 2014 - 11:48 AM

Maybe they'll eventually put a "cap" on how many guys you can have making a certain percentage of the salary cap? LIke, no more than 2 players making 25% or more of your cap (arbitrary numbers I'm just throwing out). If you want 2 max guys, go for it. If superstars want to continue teaming up, they're going to have to do so while taking drastic paycuts. 



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Posted 12 June 2014 - 11:50 AM

Exactly, people don't want to think it will work but it certainly would.

With a soft cap they can go over as long as they aren't in the luxury tax which is like $78 million or something.

 

You cant go over the soft cap to sign free agents, thats like the only thing the soft cap does. Well that and gives you a smaller mid-level and makes trades more difficult.  There is no way a hard cap would have stopped them from signing with Miami back in 2010 and theres no way it would stop this potential Melo signing. 

 

In fact, the soft cap helps teams that build through the draft and make savvy trades by letting them keep players already on the team.  Without the soft cap teams like the Thunder and Spurs would have a much harder time keeping their teams together (not that the Thunder care b/c their owner is cheap, but still)



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Posted 12 June 2014 - 11:53 AM

Want to know how you could really stop this? Instead of limiting spending, open it up. 

 

If you double the max contract limit, how many stars are going to take massive paycuts to play together?  Its one thing to take a $5 million paycut, quite another to turn down an extra $15 million



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Posted 12 June 2014 - 11:56 AM

LeBron and Melo Teammates in 2015-16?:

Stephen A Smith was misquoted. He explains what really could happen here. ^^

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 12:21 PM

Agree with everyone else saying they'd be done with the NBA if this happened. I hate the way the Heat control things now. I couldn't take it if Melo were added to the fold.



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Posted 12 June 2014 - 12:27 PM

Agree with everyone else saying they'd be done with the NBA if this happened. I hate the way the Heat control things now. I couldn't take it if Melo were added to the fold.

watch the video I posted. All this info you guys are talking about was misquoted

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 12:31 PM

watch the video I posted. All this info you guys are talking about was misquoted

 

where's the video?



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Posted 12 June 2014 - 12:34 PM

You cant go over the soft cap to sign free agents, thats like the only thing the soft cap does. Well that and gives you a smaller mid-level and makes trades more difficult. There is no way a hard cap would have stopped them from signing with Miami back in 2010 and theres no way it would stop this potential Melo signing.

In fact, the soft cap helps teams that build through the draft and make savvy trades by letting them keep players already on the team. Without the soft cap teams like the Thunder and Spurs would have a much harder time keeping their teams together (not that the Thunder care b/c their owner is cheap, but still)


There are tons of excepts to that.

I.E re-signing your own free agents (bird rights).

And I'm pretty sure you can go over the cap to sign free agents because that's exactly what Brooklyn did last year.


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