Thursday, February 18, 2010

2010 Trade Deadline Review

This was the busiest trade deadline in NBA history, and it only makes sense that it'd occur before what will surely be the biggest offseason in NBA history.

17 teams made moves this week, but let's see what the rationale was for all 30 of them.

It goes along saying that I released a roster along with this.

Real 2K Insider [Trade Deadline]
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Atlanta Hawks

No moves.

ANALYSIS
Joe Johnson has given indications that he would like to re-sign in Atlanta... they would be silly to trade him in the middle of a contending season anyhow. We'll see if they add a free agent after buyouts, but I wouldn't bet on it.

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Boston Celtics

ADDITIONS
76 - Nate Robinson (PG/SG)

SUBTRACTIONS
62 - Eddie House (PG/SG)
60 - J.R. Giddens (SF)
60 - Bill Walker (SF)
2010 2nd Round Pick

ANALYSIS
Tough to blame Boston for pulling the trigger on this one. House is a decent role player and his spot up shooting was valued, but Nate is a legit 6th man, and his scoring abilities should compliment Rondo extremely well. Anyone else who can't wait for the first Rondo-Nate backcourt alignment?

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Charlotte Bobcats

ADDITIONS
75 - Tyrus Thomas (PF)
61 - Theo Ratliff (C)

SUBTRACTIONS
70 - Flip Murray (SG/PG)
60 - Acie Law (PG)
2010 1st Round Pick
2010 2nd Round Pick

ANALYSIS
Thomas is a very valuable defender, and he doesn't have much of an offensive repetoire beyond dunking. It only makes perfect sense for Larry Brown to pair him with Gerald Wallace and Tyson Chandler, doesn't it? Jabbing aside, the Bobcats badly needed another PF besides Boris Diaw, and Thomas as a former #4 pick, Thomas has plenty of upside. With the Bobcats giving up their 2010 draft pick, one would hope that they intend to re-sign him rather than rent him.

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Chicago Bulls

ADDITIONS
70 - Flip Murray (SG/PG)
69 - Hakim Warrick (PF)
65 - Joe Alexander (SF)
60 - Acie Law (PG)
2010 1st Round Pick (Bobcats)

SUBTRACTIONS
75 - Tyrus Thomas (PF)
70 - John Salmons (SG/SF)
57 - Chris Richard (C) (waived)

ANALYSIS
Warrick offers the Bulls a replacement for Tyrus Thomas, and Alexander might have some untapped potential, but make no mistake, this is a salary dump. Salmons was likely to exercise his 5.8 million option, and the Bulls want that cap space to chase max free agents this summer.

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Cleveland Cavaliers

ADDITIONS
74 - Antawn Jamsion (PF)
69 - Sebastian Telfair (PG)

SUBTRACTIONS
71 - Zydrunas Ilgauskas (C)
2010 1st Round Pick

ANALYSIS
Not only did the Cavs get Antawn Jamison without giving up J.J. Hickson, but they even got Sebastian Telfair out of it too. When Ilgauskas returns 30 days from his buyout, the Cavs will have acquired two players at the cost of the 30th overall pick in the 2010 draft.

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Dallas Mavericks

ADDITIONS
76 - Caron Butler (SG/SF)
72 - Brendan Haywood (C)
68 - DeShawn Stevenson (SG)

SUBTRACTIONS
73 - Josh Howard (SF/SG)
69 - Drew Gooden (C/PF)
64 - James Singleton (PF/SF)
64 - Quinton Ross (SG/SF)

ANALYSIS
Simply put, this was a steal for Dallas as they upgraded their team in nearly every conceivable way. Butler was having a poor season (for his standards) but Howard was even worse. He'll start at SG the rest of the way, and see time at SF when Jason Terry hits the court. Haywood is a major upgrade over the defenseless Gooden, and with news of Dampier missing at least a month with a finger injury, Haywood will be paying huge dividends for the team. Stevenson has had a terrible year, but it's tough to imagine him being any less valuable than Singleton or Ross.

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Denver Nuggets

No Moves.

ANALYSIS
As with Atlanta, they weren't expected to make any moves, and instead will try to scoop up a boughtout free agent.

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Detroit Pistons

No moves.

ANALYSIS
Anyone else in disbelief that Gordon/Rip will spend the entire year together? Of course, Rip's injury that has led him to shoot 39% didn't help that cause. He's probably a goner this summer.

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Golden State Warriors

No moves.

ANALYSIS
If only all their trade assets weren't injured. Say goodbye to Anthony Randolph this summer.

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Houston Rockets

ADDITIONS
78 - Kevin Martin (SG)
67 - Jared Jeffries (PF/SF)
66 - Jordan Hill (PF/C)
60 - Hilton Armstrong (C)
2012 1st Round Pick (Knicks)

SUBTRACTIONS
76 - Carl Landry (PF)
76 - Tracy McGrady (SG/SF)
65 - Joey Dorsey (C/PF)

ANALYSIS
One injury prone shooting guard replaces another. The Rockets obviously needed a perimeter scorer to put an end to the Trevor Ariza brickfest (and return Ariza to his natural SF). I don't know how good of a fit Martin will be next to Yao, but the team will cross that bridge when they get to it. Landry is probably more valuable than Martin at this stage (especially when you compare contracts), but he wasn't going to get a chance to start over Luis Scola, and with Yao returning next season, his value never would have been higher. The Rockets also took on Jared Jeffries and Jordan Hill from the Knicks. Jeffries is actually in the middle of a career year and gives the Rockets yet another great defensive forward. Jeffries can guard all five positions and has worked hard to improve his 3pt shot. Hill on the other hand was the 8th pick of this year's draft, and will help fill the void left by Landry's departure. He projects to be a role player at this level (think Chris Wilcox). If nothing else, it will be interesting to see how long GM Daryl Morey takes to send him to the Rockets' owned D-League affiliate, the Rio Grande Vipers.

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Indiana Pacers

No Moves.

ANALYSIS
Indiana clearly has some of the worst contracts in the business if they weren't able to do anything at the deadline. Anyone else here think they SHOULD regret giving away Stephen Jackson and Al Harrington for pennies on the dollar (or in this case, the 25 million still owed to "Murphleavy" in 2011)?

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Los Angeles Clippers

ADDITIONS
71 - Travis Outlaw (SF/PF)
70 - Drew Gooden (PF/C)
65 - Steve Blake (PG)

SUBTRACTIONS
77 - Marcus Camby (PF/C)
69 - Sebastian Telfair (PG)
68 - Al Thornton (SF)
63 - Ricky Davis (SG) (Waived)

ANALYSIS
The Clippers just traded their best defensive player for a backup point guard. Travis Outlaw's a good player when healthy, but he's nothing more than Al Thornton with an expiring contract. Don't worry Clipper fans, the Blazers sent 3 million dollars to your darling owner to make it "fair" for both sides.

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Los Angeles Lakers

No moves.

ANALYSIS
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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Memphis Grizzlies

ADDITIONS
69 - Ronnie Brewer (SG/SF)

SUBTRACTIONS
2010 1st Round Pick

ANALYSIS
Memphis finally has a guard that plays defense, and one that isn't named Quinton Ross or Greg Buckner. Brewer will move in as the team's sixth man.

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Miami Heat

No Moves.

ANALYSIS
Passed up an opportunity to pick up Amare or Boozer, but they're probably doing the right thing sitting pretty with Michael Beasley. Let's hope for their sake that Dwyane Wade feels the same way.

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Milwaukee Bucks

ADDITIONS
70 - John Salmons (SG/SF)
60 - Primoz Brezec (C)
59 - Royal Ivey (PG/SG)

SUBTRACTIONS
69 - Hakim Warrick (PF)
65 - Joe Alexander (SF)
60 - Jodie Meeks (SG)
58 - Francisco Elson (C)

ANALYSIS
Salmons will start at SG and end Charlie Bell's reign of terror. Salmons might even start next season as the Bucks prepare for life without Michael Redd. Meanwhile, trading Warrick frees up playing time for Ilyasova and the Fresh Prince of Milwaukee.

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Minnesota Timberwolves

ADDITIONS
63 - Darko Milicic (C)

SUBTRACTIONS
56 - Brian Cardinal (PF)

ANALYSIS
Perhaps GM David Kahn was bored? He's legitimately interested in Darko if he's going to take on an extra million in the trade. Given the sad state of his center position, why not? Darko is a better player than current starter Ryan Hollins. Will this keep Darko from fleeing back to Europe next season? The saga continues.

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New Jersey Nets

No Moves.

ANALYSIS
I'm a little surprised the 5 win Nets didn't make any moves, but then again, they really don't have much to offer. They'll offer buyouts to Tony Battie and Bobby Simmons soon, and perhaps look at a D-Leaguer that tickles their fancy.

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New Orleans Hornets

No Moves.

ANALYSIS
The Hornets already made trades earlier in the year to get under the luxury tax. They have no interest in improving their team; it's all about not losing boatloads of cash right now. On the bright side, at least they didn't tear their team down at the seams.

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New York Knicks

ADDITIONS
76 - Tracy McGrady (SG/SF)
66 - Eddie House (SG/PG)
66 - Sergio Rodriguez (PG)
60 - J.R. Giddens (SF)
60 - Bill Walker (SF)
56 - Brian Cardinal (PF) (likely to be waived)
2010 2nd Round Pick (Boston)

SUBTRACTIONS
76 - Nate Robinson (PG/SG)
72 - Larry Hughes (SG/PG)
67 - Jared Jeffries (PF/SF)
66 - Jordan Hill (PF/C)
63 - Darko Milicic (C)
61 - Marcus Landry (SF/SG)
2012 1st Round Pick

ANALYSIS
The Knicks just saved 9 million in 2010 cap room, and will have enough cap room for two max contracts once they buyout Eddy Curry this summer (they can't do it now because his player option would be fully guaranteed and still count 100% towards the cap space). They also picked up a legit SG (Tracy McGrady), but I'm actually more excited about Sergio Rodriguez, as the playmaker could take Chris Duhon's starting job very quickly. Giving up on Jordan Hill was a tough pill to swallow, but in the end the cap room was too much to pass up. Hill was really only supposed to be insurance in case David Lee left as a free agent, but I don't see that happening now that Lee has transformed himself into an all-star. Losing Nate sucks, but moving him was in the team's best interest, as Mike D'Antoni never took a liking to him and they likely wouldn't have re-signed him.

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Philadelphia 76'ers

ADDITIONS
60 - Jodie Meeks (SG)
58 - Francisco Elson (C)

SUBTRACTIONS
60 - Primoz Brezec (C)
59 - Royal Ivey (PG/SG)

ANALYSIS
The Sixers liked Meeks pre-draft, and didn't give up anything of substance to get him. This is really just shuffling the deck though. Iguodala and Dalembert live to see another day. Dalembert is surely a goner this summer however.

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Phoenix Suns

No Moves.

ANALYSIS
The Suns opted to keep Amare Stoudemire, as it seems no team was really sure whether he'd opt out at the end of the year or not. Perhaps they also realized that his numbers are padded by the Suns' system. Or perhaps more likely, Amare realized his free agent value would take a hit if he went to a system that wouldn't pad his numbers, and sent out every red flag he possibly could. In any event, Steve Nash can breathe a sigh of relief, since I'm sure he didn't re-sign to be playing with J.J. Hickson the next two years.

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Portland Trailblazers

ADDITIONS
78 - Marcus Camby (C)

SUBTRACTIONS
69 - Travis Outlaw (PF/SF)
65 - Steve Blake (PG)

ANALYSIS
Portland just keeps on collecting the top defensive centers on the planet. At the moment it doesn't seem likely that he re-signs, but oh man, imagine if he did? Aldridge/Oden in the starting lineup next season with Camby/Przybilla behind them? At the least, he'll help them on their playoff run and prevent LaMarcus Aldridge from getting overworked.

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Sacramento Kings

ADDITIONS
76 - Carl Landry (PF)
65 - Joey Dorsey (C/PF)
64 - Dominic McGuire (SF)

SUBTRACTIONS
78 - Kevin Martin (SG)
72 - Larry Hughes (SG) (buyout)
66 - Sergio Rodriguez (PG)
60 - Hilton Armstrong (C)
59 - Kenny Thomas (PF) (waived)
2010 2nd Round Pick

ANALYSIS
Trading Martin for Landry was a great move for the Kings, as they had soured on Martin due to the emergence of Tyreke Evans. Landry could start at power forward, pushing either foul prone Jason Thompson or disappointing Spencer Hawes to the bench. Dorsey is a good rebounder and defender that he could see rotation minutes for the pillow soft Kings. Hughes is injured (fractured finger) and is not expected to report. He'll either work out a buyout or sit out the remainder of his contract.

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San Antonio Spurs

ADDITIONS
2010 2nd Round Pick (Bobcats)

SUBTRACTIONS
61 - Theo Ratliff (C)

ANALYSIS
Ratliff wasn't playing much as the team has started to look at Ian Mahinmi (not to mention the fact that DeJuan Blair is a heckuva player).

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Toronto Raptors

No moves.

ANALYSIS
The Raptors are basically crossing their fingers and praying that Bosh re-signs. Good luck to them.

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Utah Jazz

ADDITIONS
2010 First Round Pick (Grizzlies)

SUBTRACTIONS
69 - Ronnie Brewer (SG/SF)

ANALYSIS
Brewer seems to have to hit a wall in terms of development, and the Jazz had a glut of swingmen. They also have New York's 2010 lottery pick, and they'll look to rebuild through the draft. They failed to move Carlos Boozer before he hits free agency, and they'll have to hope for a sign and trade if they want to get any value for him now (with Miami his most likely suitor, don't get on it).

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Washington Wizards

ADDITIONS
73 - Josh Howard (SF)
68 - Al Thornton (SF)
64 - Quinton Ross (SG/SF)
64 - James Singleton (PF/SF)
2010 1st Round Pick (Cleveland)
2010 2nd Round Pick (Sacramento)

SUBTRACTIONS
77 - Caron Butler (SF/SG)
74 - Antawn Jamison (PF)
72 - Brendan Haywood (C)
71 - Zydrunas Ilgauskas (C) (buyout)
68 - DeShawn Stevenson (SG)
64 - Dominic McGuire (SF)
63 - Mike James (PG) (buyout)

ANALYSIS
Make no mistake, the Wizards made the trades they did solely to get under the luxury tax this season. They traded all of their starters from the 2007 playoff run with the exception of Arenas (who is all but unmovable sans a contract termination). Once they decline Josh Howard's 11.8 million dollar option for 2011, their net gain from these trades will be Al Thornton and the 30th pick in the 2010 draft. It will be a slow climb back to respectability for Washington.

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TEAM RATINGS

Here's how my team ratings stack up

EAST OVERALL (Rashidi)
85 Celtics (3rd)
84 Cavaliers (1st)
83 Hawks (4th)
83 Bobcats
80 Magic (2nd)
79 Heat (7th)
79 Sixers
77 Bucks (8th)
77 Pistons
75 Raptors (5th)
75 Bulls (6th)
75 Nets
74 Knicks
72 Pacers
67 Wizards

WEST OVERALL (Rashidi)
88 Lakers (1st)
84 Nuggets (2nd)
83 Jazz (3rd)
82 Mavericks (4th)
81 Thunder (5th)
81 Spurs (7th)
80 Grizzlies
79 Blazers (8th)
79 Rockets
78 Suns (6th)
76 Kings
75 Warriors
74 Clippers
73 Hornets
72 Wolves

Here's how 2K Sports ranks.

EAST OVERALL (2K Sports)
87 Cavaliers (1st)
86 Celtics (3rd)
84 Hawks (4th)
83 Bobcats
80 Sixers
78 Magic (2nd)
78 Nets (Yes, you are reading this correctly)

76 Knicks
75 Bulls (6th)
75 Pistons
74 Raptors (5th)
73 Heat (7th)
72 Pacers
71 Bucks (8th) (no respect all season)
67 Wizards

WEST OVERALL (2K Sports)
90 Mavericks (4th)
86 Nuggets (2nd)
83 Grizzlies (for the love of god, they are 10th in the west. overrated all season.)
83 Spurs (7th)
82 Lakers (1st) (90 w/ healthy Kobe)
82 Rockets
80 Thunder (5th)
80 Jazz (3rd)
79 Suns (6th)
79 Blazers (8th)
73 Hornets (IIRC, 79 w/ healthy Paul)
72 Kings
72 Wolves
65 Clippers
64 Warriors

24 comments:

Tekky said...

Rashidi, you can be an ass sometimes, but I'd be lying if I said you didn't make good rosters. Thanks for doing this so quickly.

Some of the contracts got screwed up thanks to 2K's weird team management system. Off the top of my head, McGrady, Jeffries, Armstrong and Hughes contracts all messed up when they were assigned.

As for NY, if the cap is low enough they won't be able to re-sign Lee and get two star (max or near max) players. They will likely lose him this year; if they keep Lee around they likely screwed up this offseason and will pay with the draft picks they gave/swap with Houston.

Rashidi said...

I don't believe the Knicks are going to get two max players.

There are three max-level FAs in this class: LeBron, Wade, and Bosh.

At best they'll end up with one, re-sign Lee, and spend whatever's left on a third player. Then they'll use the MLE for another role player (or two), and even the BAE if there's a lot of holes to be filled.

Of course, that's the best case scenario. What's more likely is that the Knicks end up with an all-star like Joe Johnson or Amare Stoudemire. And rather than use up all thier cap space in one shot, they should keep in mind that the 2011 free agent class is just as good as 2010. Eddy Curry's 10 million will expire by then, so they'll have the room for another max free agent if they so desire. Off the top of my head, Melo is the headliner.

Rashidi said...

And I've been noticing the contracts, I'll check them all again.

Anonymous said...

The Knicks won't have an MLE. They have to renounce the bird rights to Lee in order to go after two max deals and with them being so far under the cap they won't have an MLE.

Rashidi said...

(I feel like I should write a seperate post for this response, but here goes anyway.)


That is correct - only teams over the cap at the start of the offseason can use an MLE. That said, there are only four Knicks with contracts next season.

Curry: 11.28
Gallinari: 3.30
Chandler: 2.13
Douglas: 1.07

Curry will be boughtout for an amount that saves about a million in cap space.

That would give the Knicks approximately 16.8 million on the books.

The maximum salary that Lebron will command is 16.57 million (105% of his 15.78 million this season).

16.57 times two is 33.14 million.

33.14 + 16.80 = 49.94 million

The NBA salary cap is currently 57.70 million, which declined from 58.68 million the year before. If we assume the same recession, the salary cap would be 56.72 million this offseason.

56.72 - 49.94 = 6.78

That's how much additional cap space the Knicks would have IF they renounced every single one of their expirings.

If they actually did get LeBron/Bosh, they'd have 3 players left (Chandler, Gallinari, Douglas), and about 6.78 million dollars to fill the 8 remaining roster spots to hit the minimum of 13.

That actually isn't unreasonable, because with two max players, they wouldn't need anything more than role players anyhow. They could sign 3 players with the remaining 7 million, and use the BAE for another 2 million player. That would give them 9 players, after which they could just fill out the roster with players making the minimum.

Of course, the catch is getting two players to sign in the first place, which is why I'm not all that concerned about Lee being renounced - it's basically the equivalent of the Lakers signing Shaq AND Michael Jordan back in 97 (they didn't have enough cap space, but fortnately they drafted a guy named Kobe Bryant that year).

What the Knicks are trying to do would really be that monumental, but it's not a realisitc expectation, maybe only a 10% chance. They certainly don't lose anything for pursuing it.

Tekky said...

I think you are missing the placeholder cap holds in your assessment Rashidi, but that's more or less accurate. They should have enough room for two, but I gotta agree that they probably won't get two max guys this year.

Shelb said...

If the Knicks get two max players, hell, if they get a single max player and another player on Johnson or Amare's caliber, players will be more than happy to take minimum or lower contracts than their market value. Think Celtics the first two years the Big Three played together. They signed guys well below their possible value to play for a championship.

However, I see the Knicks getting JJ and/or Boozer, if either opts out. Unless the Cavs absolutely blow up, I don't see LeBron leaving, especially since management in Cleveland has shown time and time again they will make any deals to keep the Cavaliers the best team possible. If they win the Championship or have a good showing in the NBA Finals, I'd say he's a virtual lock to resign. I'd say the Knicks keep Lee since he's an attractive piece to anyone coming in.

Wade could bolt, but I see him going to Chicago more than anywhere else. Rose is a fantastic player who's only going to get better and that's Wade home town and has hinted at wanting to play there for years. He's playing with a D-League team at this point and the Heat's falure to bring in anyone to help him out was the final nail IMO.

I can't completely look at this with bias, but if the Raptors make the play-offs (which they will), go to the second round (very possible as they continue to improve and Boston continues to fall apart)... I think Bosh stays. He loves the city and wants to be THE guy on his team, which he will always be on the Raptors.

The summer could turn interesting but alot of teams with cap space and teams trying to regain their stars are going to be disappointed. 6 teams can sign a max guy plus 3 teams currently housing those three guys, and 3 teams with the second tier FAs (Boozer, JJ, Amare). That's 12 teams trying to re/sign 6 players, and one of those teams is trying to sign two guys. Some fans are in for a huge disappointment come July.

Thank said, thanks for the quick update, keeping track of everything yesterday was a handful.

Anonymous said...

Cap will be around 52 million so they won't have extra space to sign much else.

Kobe was drafted by the Hornets too.

Shelb said...

Only so the Hornet could trade for something from the Lakers. It was well known at the time Kobe refused to report to any team except the Knicks and Lakers. Hornet grabbed him so they could deal for Vlade. Lakers knew it but couldn't do anything about it except agree to the trade.

But, yeah, technically, drafted by Charlotte.

Rashidi said...

Kobe was acquired as one of the cap clearing moves. Lakers sent an all-star center (Divac) to the Hornets to clear the way for Shaq.

Anytime a team drafts and trades a player, I will not refer to that player as drafted by that team.

Example: The Bucks did not draft Dirk Nowitzki. They drafted him FOR Dallas in a pre-arranged deal. Dirk has played his entire career for Dallas. I am not going to nitpick over whether or not he was drafted by Dallas or Milwaukee. It's trivial information at best.

Rashidi said...

Even if the cap is 52 million, that still gives the Knicks about 36 million in cap space which is more than enough for one max contract, a contract for David Lee contract, and a contract for a 3rd player.

Rashidi said...

Regarding Wade, he's probably the least attractive of the three max players. He'll be 28 next season and has a notable injury history.

He is easily the least likely to retain his max-value over the duration of a 5 or 6 year contract.

LeBron and Bosh are both two years younger, a 5 year deal only takes them into their age 31 seasons.

Anonymous said...

Rashidi, can you post Ryan Hollins? thanks...

Anonymous said...

The Bulls are tearing it up right now and you have them rated toward the bottom

Anonymous said...

Rashidi Good rosters as usual, But...

Did U mess with Durant's weight? b/c his frame has changed, he should be slimmer. I know its listed at 215 on ur roster but if u change it and move it back his frame stays the same. Unless u change his weight back to under 195 his frame wont go back to the way it was. U might look into editting an earlier roster file to get the right body frame for him.

Also many of the players who you changed positions has messed up their signature shots & dribbles. Especially the SFs who were turned to PFs & vice versa. Please look into these.

players like Rashard Lewis, Michael Beasley, Nocioni, Lamar Odom, Ersan Ilyasova, Anthony Randolph, Wilson Chandler and others are all on generic positional sigs.

Rashidi said...

I never touched Durant's weight, he is 215 at default.

Even if that weren't the case, taking 15 hours to re-edit an entire file just so one player doesn't look "as skinny" is about as unreasonable as one can get.

I know for a fact that Beasley, Chandler, and Randolph have their default signature shots. The rest I'll check out.

Rashidi said...

Pertaining to the Bulls, that's their rating without Joakim Noah. Of course they're going to be lower with their 2nd best player out of the lineup.

They also downgraded their roster by swapping Tyrus Thomas and John Salmons for Hakim Warrick and Flip Murray.

Anonymous said...

Beasley, Chandler & Randolph's sig dribbles are no longer intact
::default sigs::
Beasley
AllStar Big 1
3
1
2
2
1
1
1
1


WChandler
PRo guard 4
2
3
5
1
4
2
1
3

Rashidi said...

Thanks, I'll check it out

Anonymous said...

Minor error with a contract: Taj Gibson has a 2 year contract with a 2 year team option. As it is now with your rosters, he just has a 4 year contract, straight up.

Rashidi said...

That was my intent by design.

I've taken out all the contract options that are foregone conclusions, to remove the CPU's ability to make dumb decisions in Association.

Plus it's saving time for users since there's no real reason for a player to decline Taj Gibson's contract when he only makes 1.2 million in 2012 and 2.1 million in 2013. If you absolutely hated him you'd be infinitely better off trading him instead of declining his option.

Rashidi said...

Keep in mind I haven't removed every contract option - just the ones that have little doubt behind them. For instance, getting rid of LeBron/Wade/Bosh player options to avoid any chance of them accepting them and not becoming 2010 free agents, or getting rid of Josh Howard's team option since Wizards will surely decline (11.8 mil to a player who just tore his ACL and had his worst pro season? No thanks.), or Eddy Curry's 11 million player option (he has actually declined this in an association because he was unhappy with his PT - something that would NEVER happen IRL and what spurred my changes).

jk said...

Small note that doesn't affect your rosters, but the Bobcats didn't include their 2010 pick in the Bulls trade, but the pick a season following the pick they already owe to Minnesota (by way of Denver). Great rosters, just spreading knowledge.

Rashidi said...

Yeah I saw that, there's a few other picks that changed too. I didn't bother to change it because it doesn't matter in video game land. Thanks though.