Aonex wrote:KB24 wrote:therealdeal wrote:Again...
8 million dollar expiring contract. Even if he was absolutely useless, that much money off the books will be valuable to someone. He's still an elite level defender, so he's not even useless.
We don't need to amnesty someone that we could get value for.
yes, it will...mostly to the Lakers. And thats not even a "feeling", the numbers say no team is gonna benefit more (financially) than the Lakers from getting rid of his contract.
Since we're so far above the salary cap the only trade I think we should consider is to a team with cap space that's willing to give us draft picks and no additional contracts.
My ideal trade would be to send him away for a young 1st round pick SF on a rookie contract. Those contracts are longer, but are at somewhere near half the cost. Some young guy who might look like a bust, but hasn't really had a shot yet (aka Clark or Hill). Someone like Moe Harkless or something.