Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Chandler decides to STAY


  • Please log in to reply
12 replies to this topic

#1 CarolinaPanthers8789

CarolinaPanthers8789

    Alexander SEMIN!!! FTW

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 23,640 posts
  • LocationNorth Carolina/Virginia

Posted 30 June 2010 - 11:35 AM

Charlotte Bobcats center Tyson Chandler will not opt out of his contract to test free agency as he had previously considered.


Source: ESPN

Whole Article: http://sports.espn.g...tory?id=5342863

#2 Boner Champ

Boner Champ

    Future Training Camp MVP

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,345 posts

Posted 30 June 2010 - 01:00 PM

curious...its a bad thing?

#3 CarolinaPanthers8789

CarolinaPanthers8789

    Alexander SEMIN!!! FTW

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 23,640 posts
  • LocationNorth Carolina/Virginia

Posted 30 June 2010 - 01:01 PM

curious...its a bad thing?


Now we have no money for free agency.

#4 BF91

BF91

    Senior Member

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 660 posts

Posted 30 June 2010 - 01:07 PM

Now we have no money for free agency.


We would have only had $4MM to spend in free agency if he did opt out, so its not like we're losing much. We can still use veteran minimum contracts and the MLE to sign players, which would have been what we would have done had Chandler opted out. In a way Chandler sticking around is a good thing, we've got a starter at center and a $12MM expiring contract to use as trade bait.

#5 pantherfan49

pantherfan49

    Angry inventor

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,348 posts

Posted 30 June 2010 - 02:14 PM

We would have only had $4MM to spend in free agency if he did opt out, so its not like we're losing much. We can still use veteran minimum contracts and the MLE to sign players, which would have been what we would have done had Chandler opted out. In a way Chandler sticking around is a good thing, we've got a starter at center and a $12MM expiring contract to use as trade bait.


The Bobs should just let the contract run out and not take on any more players in trades, though they may have to trade TT before the deadline to get under the luxury tax threshold. Plus I am not so sure that everyone in the NBA is going to be so hungry to dump players next season for expirings after this FA period.

#6 BF91

BF91

    Senior Member

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 660 posts

Posted 30 June 2010 - 02:40 PM

The Bobs should just let the contract run out and not take on any more players in trades, though they may have to trade TT before the deadline to get under the luxury tax threshold. Plus I am not so sure that everyone in the NBA is going to be so hungry to dump players next season for expirings after this FA period.


They won't trade Thomas to get under the luxury tax, there's Nazr Mohammad and Tyson Chandler's expiring deals that would go before Thomas would. They traded a first round pick for him, he'll be here for a while. And there's always going to be a market for expiring contracts, especially since there's a few potential studs in next year's free agent market too.

#7 pantherfan49

pantherfan49

    Angry inventor

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,348 posts

Posted 30 June 2010 - 03:49 PM

They won't trade Thomas to get under the luxury tax, there's Nazr Mohammad and Tyson Chandler's expiring deals that would go before Thomas would. They traded a first round pick for him, he'll be here for a while. And there's always going to be a market for expiring contracts, especially since there's a few potential studs in next year's free agent market too.


That was a typo- meant TC

#8 mick eye

mick eye

    Senior Member

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,047 posts

Posted 30 June 2010 - 05:30 PM

I think Tyson Chandler would fit in Detroit. The Pistons don't really have a great Center situation with Ben Wallace and Kwame Brown both FA's. They drafted Greg Monroe and he can play some Center but having him and TC would give them more flexibility.

A three team trade involving Tayshaun Prince, Tyson Chandler, Jason Maxiell and Chris Wilcox could be interesting. The Clippers add Tayshaun Prince. The Pistons acquire Tyson Chandler and the Bobcats get Chris Wilcox and Jason Maxiell.

Why they would do it.
Piston- Need big man and get rid of Prince's contract
Clippers- Add a veteran winner in Prince to pair with the incoming Paul Pierce.
Bobcats- Get something for TC and his expiring contract. Add depth behind TT.

#9 Woodie

Woodie

    Senior Member

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,135 posts

Posted 01 July 2010 - 12:04 AM

We would have only had $4MM to spend in free agency if he did opt out, so its not like we're losing much. We can still use veteran minimum contracts and the MLE to sign players, which would have been what we would have done had Chandler opted out. In a way Chandler sticking around is a good thing, we've got a starter at center and a $12MM expiring contract to use as trade bait.

Yep, he's more valuable to us as an expiring contract that we can flip for a young guy that can help us, and hopefully reduce payroll. And if he is really over his injuries and actually contributes like he is capable of, then he can be a key figure in a playoff run...hopefully deeper than the first round.

#10 Woodie

Woodie

    Senior Member

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,135 posts

Posted 01 July 2010 - 12:11 AM

The Bobs should just let the contract run out and not take on any more players in trades, though they may have to trade TT before the deadline to get under the luxury tax threshold. Plus I am not so sure that everyone in the NBA is going to be so hungry to dump players next season for expirings after this FA period.

We have to find a way to improve, and let's be honest, Charlotte is not the mecca for FA's. The only FA's we will get will be lower tier one's that have been passed over by the better teams, and we could likely get a better player by trading away TC and his expiring contract.

And there will still be some quality FA's available next year such as Carmello Anthony (assuming he doesn't re-sign). Also, there are always some teams that feel they are right on the verge, and are willing to trade away a young guy for a vet that can help them in the playoffs, as well as teams that will want to get under the salary cap before the new CBA next year.

#11 carpanfan96

carpanfan96

    play hard, hit harder

  • ALL-PRO
  • 11,389 posts
  • LocationConcord, NC

Posted 01 July 2010 - 02:17 PM

The Bobcats won't be signing anyone to a MLE or anything like that unless they can move a player. The Cats are only 2 million under the Luxury Tax now that TT and TC are here for next season, 11 players on the roster and no backup PG.

Edited by carpanfan96, 01 July 2010 - 02:22 PM.


#12 RazzleDazzle

RazzleDazzle

    TROLL

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 784 posts

Posted 01 July 2010 - 02:20 PM

So I take it, no Lebron?

#13 X-Clown

X-Clown

    Positive Polly

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,235 posts

Posted 01 July 2010 - 02:29 PM

And there will still be some quality FA's available next year such as Carmello Anthony (assuming he doesn't re-sign).


This would be the dream scenario, especially if LB is willing to stay as coach next year.


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users