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  1. e_blazer

    e_blazer Rip City Fan

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    I'm not so sure that the Blazers lose the RFA status as a result of converting his contract to a standard minimum deal. From the NBA CBA:

    Since the 2-way contract contained the restricted free agency provision, my (admittedly uninformed reading of this) would be that only the salary changed when his contract was converted and that restricted free agency remains in play. I'd love it if someone knows how to get Larry Coon to comment on that.

    But, I agree that the Blazers will have his Early Bird rights and that gives them the option to pay him up to the average player salary plus five percent. Given all of the free agents that are going to hit the market in next summer's flood, that's probably more than enough to do the job, unless Baldwin simply wants to leave.
     
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    Reep Well-Known Member

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    It would be a bit surprising if the Blazers backed themselves into a corner by change the contract when they did. I would hope they thought all fo this out to take into account his potential success.

    I wonder how grey areas in the CBA are handled. Surely there must be some scenarios that they did not foresee and have to arbitrate somehow.
     
  3. PtldPlatypus

    PtldPlatypus Is this team for real? Staff Member Moderator

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    All we can do is ask the question--doubt it gets answered, but it's worth a shot, right?

     
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    e_blazer Rip City Fan

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    Thanks! It will be interesting to see if he responds.
     
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    hoopsjock Well-Known Member

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    You have to tie your question back to the Lakers for a response as he's got like 100 tweets about them in the last couple weeks.
     
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    ThePosterFormerlyKnownAsTheHCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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  7. ThePosterFormerlyKnownAsTheHCP

    ThePosterFormerlyKnownAsTheHCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    If I could like my own tweet I would! #BAM
     
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    hoopsjock Well-Known Member

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    I know you're just joking but he actually teaches a class on the CBA, he probably gets off on these types of questions.
     
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    GrandpaBlaze Predictions Game Master

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    You'd have to, nobody else would. :)
     
  10. e_blazer

    e_blazer Rip City Fan

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  11. Natebishop3

    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    Hey! It's the HCP's high school photo when he was part of the AV club!
     
  12. ThePosterFormerlyKnownAsTheHCP

    ThePosterFormerlyKnownAsTheHCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    I’m sure he does and I am interested in his answer.
     
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    ThePosterFormerlyKnownAsTheHCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    I mean honestly, all joking aside, how can you read that interview and NOT root for The HCP? How far I’ve come..... the grind..... the hustle.......It’s beyond me that anybody on here could throw shade my way. #ForumMVP
     
  14. hoopsjock

    hoopsjock Well-Known Member

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    If only you represented the Blazers and weren't a Lakers fan first.
     
  15. yuyuza1

    yuyuza1 Writing Team

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    Think you have a better shot with Eric Pincus or Ben Falk
     
  16. ThePosterFormerlyKnownAsTheHCP

    ThePosterFormerlyKnownAsTheHCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    Time to get that “LAbron” tattoo!
     
  17. e_blazer

    e_blazer Rip City Fan

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    This one?

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    Might I suggest getting it on your ass. Plenty of real estate there and it won't look quite so stupid when LeBron has long since retired and your skin starts to sag.
     
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    Fun fact : you can.
     
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    If I could like my answer I would.
     
  20. tykendo

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    I'd rather it say "LaBitch"
     
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