Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by BonesJones, Apr 27, 2018.
As long as you type it an superstar, we'll all suffer
From Clutchfans (It doesn't work anymore because they traded MCW a couple days ago)...
Blazers get Brandon Knight, Carmelo Anthony, Marquese Chriss, and Michael Carter Williams
Rockets get Aminu and ET
I wouldn't actually mind an ET for Brandon Knight type swap that saves us a little money this year and next year but the other three wouldn't be worth Aminu. There would have to be another player involved since MCW is no longer on the team but a 4 for 2 type of trade would mean we'd also have to cut 2 players which I wouldn't want to do for those guys. Maybe if a 3rd team was involved and Houston gave up a 1st rounder?
We do have insight as to what Simmons will be offered, since the CBA limits the percentage of the cap that can be offered to Simmons. AFAIK, he hasn't reached the same benchmarks that Dame reached prior to the conclusion of his rookie deal, so Simmons couldn't be offered a contract starting at any more than 25% of the cap. Dame's supermax would start at 35% of the cap, so the financial difference in having Dame or Simmons is essentially 10% of the salary cap, which is what @yuyuza1 alluded to in his initial comment of "landing a player on his rookie deal instead of paying Dame his supermax" (a conclusion it is safe to infer since Dame's supermax, should he sign one, wouldn't take effect until 2021).
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