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  1. FlyinSouth

    FlyinSouth Active Member

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    I so so love this!
     
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    Miami would have to cut someone & they are only $1M below the tax line (and Noel is not worth going into the Tax for). Miami does have enough of their MLE remaining that they could give him a large enough amount to just skim below the tax line (~$1M to Noel's pocket).

    Sacramento & Portland are in similar positions financially. Both have 15 roster spots filled, so someone would have to be cut. Both have ~$1.1M of the MLE remaining (so Noel could sign & receive ~$800k in his pocket). Both have the $4M bi-annual exception that they could use to sign Noel (he would see ~$3M in his pocket). I don't think Noel is worth using the bi-annual exception on & loosing that tool for FA in July.

    Dallas also has 15 players (so someone would have to be cut). The most Dallas can offer is a minimum contract, which would put ~$500k in Noels's pocket.
     
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    He is going to go where he has the best chance of getting to the playoffs winning. He has played in Dallas and might like to return there. He would get the most minutes here in Portland. It will be interesting to see what he chooses.
     
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    Ouch
     
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    Judging by @CJ_is_Gone , he may not be going where he chooses since all 3 of those are kinda hamstrung and have to kind of make the choice for him.
     
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    Chris Craig (Blazersland) I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    He can see which are willing to take him and then decide, which is likely what he will do.
     
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    Is there really this many people on ignore around here?
     
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    Samuel James “Hollywood” Robinson

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    Miami already picked up Zeller and Love. I’m suggesting they’re completely out, of the teams that were reported to be interested in December.

    Historically teams are less likely to use the BAE on buyout guys—that tool is typically reserved for the offseason. The other tool would be more than enough to get the job done—it’s prorated. Many suspected Ryan Archipalego would be cut when he arrived anyway, so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him be the casualty here.
     
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    One less team to fight for a spot with:

     
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    I don't think either Dallas or Sacremento is as short on bigs as Portland; seems as if the opportunity to play would be here.
     
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    No way we will be catching them in the tankathon.
     
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    And Giannis is doing it in Milwaukee of all places.
     
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    Maybe. It’s a pick swap and Pels are dropping fast too. They may fall lower than Lakers and keep their own pick. We’ll see. Btw- anyone notice how bad CJ has been playing lately?
     
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    I would be shocked if they cut Ryan A. With Ant out , if Dame missed any time you would then have Keon starting at point and who would be the back up point? I could have seen him being cut before the Ant injury but no way now. I would think it would be Knox if they were cutting someone.
     
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    He certainly played better the 26 games he played for them last year. His numbers this year are way down. Pretty much across the board.
    Funny thing is they resemble the numbers he had here last year for the 36 games he played for Portland.
     
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    I find it funny they have Keon on the roster then they gave the new PG all that run so IF the Blazers sign someone for the stretch run / playoffs it's kind of says that Keon is expendable in the offseason via thrown into a trade if they cannot even give him run at the point over a scrub PG. IF they sign someone it will be the new PG over Knox cause you have Little who finds a way to get injured plus he is some size so he is safe til he is gone in the offseason.
     
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    if Dame is out...the tank will be fully engaged. Be better to have nobody to run the offense...let Thybulle do it
     
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    Yeah, maybe. I don't really care if it's Knox or Ryan—either of those two are less important than shoring up the paint—IF this team is actually serious about trying to win basketball games this season. I have serious doubts.
     
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