Markieff Morris

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  1. bradk8605

    bradk8605 Active Member

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    I think Blazers should go after Markieff Morris. I think he would be a good starting PF, assuming he stays healthy.

    Starters:

    Nurkic
    Morris
    Layman
    McCollum
    Lillard

    Bench:

    Collins
    Aminu/Leonard
    Harkless
    Hood/Turner
    Curry
     
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    Scalma Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I agree but it’ll never happen. I bet Olshey didn’t even make a call, even though Markieff would upgrade us more than any other buyout guy and some trade targets as well.
     
  3. e_blazer

    e_blazer Rip City Fan

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    Merged thread complaint coming in 3 - 2 -1.
     
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    Labinot41 Well-Known Member

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    Lol. Sure it would be nice. But nobody comes to Portland unless we over pay
     
  5. PtldPlatypus

    PtldPlatypus Is this team for real? Staff Member Moderator

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    Which we could do, since we didn't use our full MLE. A prorated minimum salary for Morris would only pay him ~$650K; Blazers could offer him around $1.4M right now if they wanted to.
     
  6. Scalma

    Scalma Well-Known Member

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    What about the lakers, raptors, and rockets?

    Also, didn’t we split the mle on curry and Trent? I’m clueless when it comes to cap stuff so I’m genuinely wondering
     
  7. PtldPlatypus

    PtldPlatypus Is this team for real? Staff Member Moderator

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    No clue what the other teams can offer; if they can overpay by more than we can, then more power to them. I was just looking at what we can offer as compared to the league minimum.

    As to how we used our MLE--we gave 2.8M to Curry and 838K to Trent. MLE was 5.34M, so 1.7M remained. However, that remaining amount began to reduce daily after Jan 10th by 1/177 of the remaining amount, so that 1.7M is down to about 1.38M today, and drops by about $10K every day.
     
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    Scalma Well-Known Member

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    So if we offered 1.4m to Markieff or whoever, what would the total number come out to with the tax?
     
  9. Jon

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    why, so we can have a 12 man rotation instead of an 11 man?

    also, it wont happen, so this thread can end now.
     
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    PtldPlatypus Is this team for real? Staff Member Moderator

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    Spotrac presently shows us at 8,125,909 over the tax line, with a tax bill of 12,970,343. Assuming that's correct, anything we pay to a 15th-man addition would be taxed at the 175% rate. So a 1,386,305 salary contract signed today would cost an additional 2,426,034 in tax.

    Total cost to sign Morris today to full remaining MLE: 3,812,339
     
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    Scalma Well-Known Member

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    Probably the only guy on the market worth that.

    So signing someone else to a minimum contract would actually cost Portland a little over a mil?
     
  12. PtldPlatypus

    PtldPlatypus Is this team for real? Staff Member Moderator

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    650k salary, 1.14M tax, about 1.8M total.
     
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    julius Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    Will he help them win a title this year? Nope?

    Not worth prolonging the inevitable.

    the team moving to Seattle
     
  14. bradk8605

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    OR.....you could quit being a Negative Nancy and look at the potential upside.
     
  15. Scalma

    Scalma Well-Known Member

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    Or here’s a better idea, don’t open the thread??
     
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    Hoopguru Rip Some Lips

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    Why not just use the 10 day contract tool rather than signing someone off waivers. And do we really need someone now? no.
    Could we use someone later on after the break, possibly?
     
  17. BrianFromWA

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    I haven’t looked hard and I’m going by memory off the phone, but I think Layman’s contract has to be part of MLE as well if it’s not vet min.
     
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  18. PtldPlatypus

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    Layman was signed summer of 2016; doesn't affect MLE this year.
     
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    When a player is bought out isn't he basically playing for "free" the rest of the year so it doesn't really matter how much he makes? Or is it just the team that bought him out has less count against the cap but the player makes the extra money?
     
  20. PtldPlatypus

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    AFAIK, it's just the old team that gets a set-off, and that not even very much. Like, half of the difference between the new deal and the 2-year-vet minimum, or something like that. But the player gets the full value of both deals.
     

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