Sign & Trade With AI For Gordon Reportedly Being Discussed

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  1. armygirl

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    Mlive Full Court Press is reporting that according to Ken Berger of CBSSports.com (and relatively safe source) states that the Bulls and Detroit or in discussions.

    Detroit will only make this deal only if the bulls will sweeten the pot according to CSB Sports.

    Joe D is a busy man these days. Can't wait until the moratorium is lifted so we can see what trades will materialize.
     
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    In order for this to happen, wouldn't it mean that Gordon's and AI's salaries had to be within the 125% range? Why would Chicago want to pay AI that much money (almost $9M)? But it's early in the morning and I might not be thinking about it correctly.
     
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    didn't we have to renounce rights to AI? i'm not sure how this even feasibly works...
     
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    offically though arn't we still 20 million under the cap or whatever the number is.... the contracts with our new two players arnt offical till next week right?
     
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    AI says he wants to play for the Grizzlies.
     
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    I guess his intent to get a ring is out the window?
     
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    We did - right? So how can this be possible? It cannot be. Unless i am missing something here in the league rules.

    Besides the argument here is that Gordan can make more under a sing/trade; however, we did not offer him the max and why would Dumars want to pay him more than agreed upon anyway.
     
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    We could dump the salaries of Kwame and/or Maxiell, while taking a guy Joe may covet in Noah or Thomas.

    Or any combination thereof, if it appeals to Dumars.

    That's the key here. Dumars holds all of the cards, because Ben will sign with him no matter what, and I think it's awesome. The summer has been good thus far.
     
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    Ma x already stated it, an dRoscoe cleared it up last night, we've already relinquished the rights on AI, this is a BS story.
     
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    But we can still sign him and trade him because we are under the cap...and it would be a simultaneous transaction....right?

    Either way, I was thinking more along the lines of including Kwame and/or Maxiell in a situation where Chicago is doing the signing and we are doing the trading in a situation that leaves us with more room under the cap to pursue a third Free agent this summer.
     
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    It would save us a few dollars because if Chi S&T BG, his contract accounts for 10% raises instead of 8% so we could still pay him $55M over 5 yrs, but the 1st yr possibly would be smaller, marginally smaller.

    In reality we ought to do a S&T with them for Rip, it would make a ton more sense for them and us. We'd essentially trade Ben Gordon for Rip and gain about $13M in Capp space with that deal. Now we'd have BG, CV and $17M in cap space!!!!!!
     
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    I'd LOVE that Sh&^t

    signed, on the bottom line.
     
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    It's not going to happen. At all. Chicago isn't going to give up resources to get AI when he's a free agent.
     
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    It's ironic, because I expected us to get something out of Chicago for Big Ben.

    But the question is, why would the player want to join a team where the talent level is decreasing?

    That said, if we can unload Max's contract, then we have more cap space to keep shopping.
     
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    YES!!!!!!!!
     

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