I feel like there should be a Bledsoe thread...

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  1. KSF-ERIC

    KSF-ERIC Well-Known Member

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    Eric Bledsoe was the starting PG on the team with the best record in 2018-19 and 2019-20. He's not that far away from beginning a very effective player. Could he be the vet backup PG we've always needed? Should we keep him and play him? This never gets talked about.
     
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    Fairly-Hard Former Member Gone New!

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    I'm not sure anyone is going to take him? He isn't worth his contract? Who is going to sign this guy and pay him 20 million? Blazers most certainly won't have a place for him?
    IMO Blazers will have to waive him and eat the 4 million. Then he will get picked up and will play for vets min somewhere?
    These things get weird when trades and contracts are involved. Someone else might take him on as filler i guess?
     
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    WesleyMatthews Well-Known Member

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    Its not 2018, teams aiming for 2023 playoffs.
     
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    He might be traded just to match salaries. If that doesn't happen he'll be cut.

    He's a vet minimum guy if that.

    2018-19 we still had Dirk and Wade playing, which is as relevant as what Bledsoe did then.
     
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    Fairly-Hard Former Member Gone New!

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    The guy can play the game. He could lead you to a few regular season wins that can get you a better position in the playoffs.
    He's experienced enough that he could even give you some help in the playoffs in some situations.
    Just not $20 million worth. He could be a great backup on a contender for vets min.
     
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    Are you talking about Dirk or Bledsoe?
     
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    tykendo Don't Tread On PDX

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    Can someone please explain his contract. If only , roughly, 3 mil. of his contract is guaranteed, why couldn't the Blazers keep him at that 3 mil. price? Of course if Eric accepted it.
     
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    Hello,

    We would need to waive him and then resign for a vet min. I believe, which I don't think is allowed.
    The guarantee is the money he gets if waived. If we cut him, we owe him 3 mill. If we keep him we owe him 20 mill.
     
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    tykendo Don't Tread On PDX

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    Thank You, that makes sense. Cutting him, paying him 3 mil. Then re-signing him for Vet Min. sounds like a Laker move. Always able to some how circumvent the cap.
     
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    tykendo Don't Tread On PDX

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    That being said, if it is possible, i like him returning at the Vet Min. I think he'd be a nice addition.
     
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    I am not sure the cba allows the same team to sign the player they just waived, but i could be wrong on that.
    Some cap/cba gurus here can confirm or correct.
    @illmatic99 do you know?
     
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    illmatic99 formerly yuyuza1

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    i'm no capguru at all. there are far better resources on this forum.

    but you're right. we can't just re-sign him to more friendly deal if we waive him.
     
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    Sorry. I just assumed. You provide a plethora of quality information here. I thought cap details was among them.
    I have just demoted you by one merit badge!
     
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    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    Are there TWO illmatic99s that I wasn’t aware of?
     
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    Fairly-Hard Former Member Gone New!

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    He did say “Plethora”. That can be deciphered many ways.
     
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    KSF-ERIC Well-Known Member

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    He was starting in 2020. That’s less than 2 years ago as the bubble was in August.
     
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    You're going to have to provide this guy a definition if you start using "big" words like that..
     
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    illmatic99 formerly yuyuza1

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    haters gonna hate
     
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    So since he wasn’t traded tonight, what are our options with him?
     

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