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Would someone be willing to take on Batum's contract in we sent our first rounder with him?

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I would hate to lose our first rounder but I am looking at this like addition by subtraction. This team looked better without Batum early in the season and when he came back from injury something changed and the team just couldn't fix what ever was wrong. Lamb needs to be starting and Monk should have been getting 6th man minutes all season. The cap space freed up would be huge. 

I would do a deal like this in a heartbeat but I don't even think 2 firsts would be enough to get out from under his contract. I wish we could still amnesty a player.

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I have no idea.  Didn't realize how bad the contract was until this week.  In the NBA can you not just cut a player or you still have to pay them?

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16 minutes ago, Whitaker240 said:

I have no idea.  Didn't realize how bad the contract was until this week.  In the NBA can you not just cut a player or you still have to pay them?

NBA contracts are fully guaranteed so if you cut a player, you still have to pay them and the contract counts against the salary cap.

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14 hours ago, Eazy-E said:

I would hate to lose our first rounder but I am looking at this like addition by subtraction. This team looked better without Batum early in the season and when he came back from injury something changed and the team just couldn't fix what ever was wrong. Lamb needs to be starting and Monk should have been getting 6th man minutes all season. The cap space freed up would be huge. 

I would do a deal like this in a heartbeat but I don't even think 2 firsts would be enough to get out from under his contract. I wish we could still amnesty a player.

Can't give up a Lottery pick just to get rid of a bad contract man. You have to put Kemba with him, simple as that. 

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I think the way Lamb played this year - and the sweetheart deal he is on - we could package him to get rid of Batum's terrible contract..
OR we could send Monk and Batum - but I don't want to get rid of him at all..
MAYBE some team would take Bacon and Batum - but I doubt it.

Kemba/Batum - Monk/Batum - Lamb/Batum - 1st Rd pick/Batum

^^^those are your realistic options.. maybe Mitch Kupchak can pull off some magic..?

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35 minutes ago, bLACKpANTHER said:

I think the way Lamb played this year - and the sweetheart deal he is on - we could package him to get rid of Batum's terrible contract..
OR we could send Monk and Batum - but I don't want to get rid of him at all..
MAYBE some team would take Bacon and Batum - but I doubt it.

Kemba/Batum - Monk/Batum - Lamb/Batum - 1st Rd pick/Batum

^^^those are your realistic options.. maybe Mitch Kupchak can pull off some magic..?

Kemba/Batum seems like the only option at this point. Especially if we want anything of significance in return. If they don't care, I would try to trade Batum and our second rounder or something for a second rounder. His contract is so bad, I would take a Gatorade for him. 

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35 minutes ago, JakeDel5674 said:

Kemba/Batum seems like the only option at this point. Especially if we want anything of significance in return. If they don't care, I would try to trade Batum and our second rounder or something for a second rounder. His contract is so bad, I would take a Gatorade for him. 

a second won't cut it - maybe if we took a horrible contract back - like Joakim Noah

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25 minutes ago, bLACKpANTHER said:

a second won't cut it - maybe if we took a horrible contract back - like Joakim Noah

Kemba would cut it. He's an All-Star. No way are we sending our first round pick to get rid of his contract. Not when we are about to start REALLY sucking. 

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The way his team is constructed losing Batum and Kemba doesn’t help us. We would still suck for another 2 to 3 years so you might as well just wait out Batums contract and tank for 2 straight years. 

We should have just sat him this year with his elbow injury and try to trade him before the draft / offseason. Now any trade value he had is gone.

If I am the GM and someone wants our pick ( looking like it will be 8-12) The only way I  trading it is if they take Batum. The extra cap space would be enough to extend Kemba and bring in a decent back up point guard for the first time in 3 years. 

I still can’t believe Cho gave Nic the max signing MKG, Marvin, and Cody to big deals. What ever we need to do to get rid of Batum without dealing Kemba needs to be done.

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