Rooscooter wrote:trodgers wrote:Rooscooter wrote:lukewaltonsdad wrote:Actually, I'm mistaken...it doesn't only have to be put in writing according to Windhorst...Sources confirmed to ESPN.com that the Cavs and Love can make no such arrangements about the future, even verbally, without violating salary cap circumvention rules in the league's collective bargaining agreement. Love has made it widely known he intends to opt out of his contract at season's end to become a free agent in July 2015, but the circumvention rules state that any discussions between the Cavs and Love regarding any future contract cannot take place until Love becomes a free agent next summer.
....and if anyone believes this is followed I've got a bridge for sale.....
Them's the rules, but we all know that's not how things play out.
Yup.... We'll see if the league does anything. They can't undue the trade because there it wasn't a "term" of the deal I'd think. Everyone seems to forget that the Hornets were in possession of the entire league and the Commissioner was responsible for OKing their transactions.... this is a completely different situation here.
My guess is a fine.
Anyone recall what happened with Glen Taylor and Joe Smith? The Wolves were not only fined $3.5m, they forfeited their first round pick for FIVE years (2003 was eventually restored to them). In addition, Taylor was suspended for a year and VP of Basketball Operations Kevin McHale was forced into a leave of absence.
So yes, the NBA usually takes this seriously. I say "usually" because it remains to be seen if that hypocritical owner in Cleveland has Silver in his back pocket like he did Stern.
Personally, I'd Love to see Cleveland take it in the balls for this. Poetic justice and all that... Som nam na! as the Thai would say ...