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#61 Manos

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 11:24 AM

The Cats can offer just as much money if not more than the Knicks. The Cats will have around $20 million in cap space and are around $25 million under the luxury tax.

You're overvaluing the defensive aspect of the game. MKG averages the least amount of minutes from all the starters yet we still have a top give defense. Big Al has proven he can play defense, Henderson is a solid defender; Melo isn't great at defense but he makes up for it with his offense. Cody Zeller will also be a really, really good defender once he gets a little more muscle. He's made more great defensive plays than anyone on the roster. Kemba is really the only defensive liability on the court.

Also a sign and trade doesn't make sense when we can give him a max contract.

The Cats currently have 44 mil wrapped up in the following players...

PG: Walker
SG: Henderson, Taylor, Neal
SF: MKG
PF: McRoberts, Zeller
C: Jefferson, Biyombo, Haywood

- Pargo and CDR can each be signed for the min ($1 mil each)

- Our first and second round picks will make a combined $1.5 mil. That wouldn't be too bad if you could Napier and Payne for $1.5 mil.

That puts the Cats at $47 mil... The luxury tax is at $72 million. The Bobcats could offer Melo $25 mil before going into the luxury tax and getting fined. Melo currently makes $23 million.


The only problem is that because of the way they redid the last CBA the team the player is leaving can give 1 extra guaranteed year and a bigger salary escalator than a team just signing the player. It amounts to roughly 30 million extra dollars and an extra year over the life of the contract. I don't see melo passing up that money. I'm not saying it isn't doable I just don't think it is likely he straight signs here.

Also one more point, melo spends a lot of his time at the 4 now. It fixes the mkg issue but we still need to unload/flip hendo and get a sg that spaces the floor. This also makes Zeller much less useful. In theory he could still get 20+ minutes a game off the bench but it seems like a waste of a guy with talent.

Another problem with maxing out for melo is how it affects resigning kemba when his contract expires(applies to other young pieces/bench guys also). We would get pushed pretty far into the luxury tax and not sure how willing mj is to pay that.

However this is likely all a moot point as I see melo going to Chicago or staying in New York as much much bigger possibilities than coming here.

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 02:01 PM

The only problem is that because of the way they redid the last CBA the team the player is leaving can give 1 extra guaranteed year and a bigger salary escalator than a team just signing the player. It amounts to roughly 30 million extra dollars and an extra year over the life of the contract. I don't see melo passing up that money. I'm not saying it isn't doable I just don't think it is likely he straight signs here.

Also one more point, melo spends a lot of his time at the 4 now. It fixes the mkg issue but we still need to unload/flip hendo and get a sg that spaces the floor. This also makes Zeller much less useful. In theory he could still get 20+ minutes a game off the bench but it seems like a waste of a guy with talent.

Another problem with maxing out for melo is how it affects resigning kemba when his contract expires(applies to other young pieces/bench guys also). We would get pushed pretty far into the luxury tax and not sure how willing mj is to pay that.

However this is likely all a moot point as I see melo going to Chicago or staying in New York as much much bigger possibilities than coming here.

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Ahhhh okay, didn't realize they re-did the CBA that way.

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 04:13 PM

I'm just throwing this out there just cause BP mentioned Melo, but Big Al was recently quoted as saying that his goal is to get big-time free agents to Charlotte.

Now I'm not saying we're going to get Melo but with around 20 million dollars to play with and the only obvious need being a back-up point guard... MJ and Big Al might be able to entice Melo to sign with Charlotte (remember Melo is an MJ guy).

Think about something like this...

PG: Kemba Walker, Shabazz Napier (2nd round pick), Jannero Pargo (re-sign)
SG: Gerald Henderson, Jeff Taylor, Gary Neal
SF: Carmelo Anthony (sign), Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Chris Douglas-Roberts (re-sign)
PF: Cody Zeller, Josh McRoberts, Adrian Payne (1st round pick)
C: Al Jefferson, Bismack Biyombo, Brendan Haywood

Just my opinion but that's a top 5 team in the NBA.

hendo should not be allowed in the building any longer



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Posted 26 March 2014 - 04:38 PM

hendo should not be allowed in the building any longer


Unfortunately we paid him too much to do anything with him.


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