The Oden era is over!

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by SlyPokerDog, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. Nikolokolus

    Nikolokolus There's always next year

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    His full contract will still count against the cap ...
     
  2. Natebishop3

    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    Are you sure? Doesn't a buyout essentially void the contract?
     
  3. Draco

    Draco Well-Known Member

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    No, buyouts reduce the cap amount too.
     
  4. magnifier661

    magnifier661 B-A-N-A-N-A-S!

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    I thought that was only when that player signs with another team. Then the difference is still on cap.
     
  5. Mediocre Man

    Mediocre Man Mr. SportsTwo

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    Yes, I forgot about the second year. Still why waive Johnson?
     
  6. BlazerCaravan

    BlazerCaravan Hug a Bigot... to Death

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    To sign one last player? We bought out Williams and waived Oden, too... so maybe Patty? Hell, waive Felton and start Patty!
     
  7. illmatic99

    illmatic99 formerly yuyuza1

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    This day is like a ripping a bandaid off. Quick and ruthless.
     
  8. Fez Forthright

    Fez Forthright スーパーバッド Zero Cool

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    McMillan √
    Oden √
    Wallace √
    Camby √

    A crazy day but not unexpected.
     
  9. alex42083

    alex42083 Thanks Brandon

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    Yep, good riddance to the guy who will go down as the biggest draft bust in the franchise's history, which is saying something.

    No more seeing him in a suit behind the bench.
     
  10. BLAZER PROPHET

    BLAZER PROPHET Well-Known Member

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    I think we're making a mistake.
     
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    lol
     
  12. Natebishop3

    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    I dont' think so. I think today was all about starting over fresh. Very similar to clearing all the Jail Blazer air, this is about clearing out the KP burned cake stench that was lingering in the Rose Garden.

    Oden is gone.
    Nate is gone.
    Roy is gone.

    We also cleared out Wallace and Camby. Next season we will start fresh.
     
  13. The Sebastian Express

    The Sebastian Express Snarflepumpkin

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    There was no point in keeping Greg on the roster. He's not going to play until 2013-2014 at the earliest, and his contract expires this summer.
     
  14. Nikolokolus

    Nikolokolus There's always next year

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    It didn't reduce our cap number with Steve Francis ...
     
  15. The Sebastian Express

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    In the new CBA there is, IIRC, a portion that says a waived player's contract can be set out over a length of years to minimize cap hits. It is a certain percentage. Am not 100% sure on the details.
     
  16. The Sebastian Express

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    Though this only applies to contracts signed under the new CBA - which Shawne Williams' is.
     
  17. Nikolokolus

    Nikolokolus There's always next year

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    Don't fret, whatever instinct you're having that tells you we're making a mistake is just because you've been conditioned to accept shit as a Blazers fan. Go with the opposite impulse and you'll probably be OK.
     
  18. Sedatedfork

    Sedatedfork Rip City Rhapsody

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    Maybe they were forced to cut two pretrade rostered players because the newly acquired players (Camby and G Wall) still have to go through physicals before the trade is final? Then, you have to cut two existing players to make room for both trades and can't cut one of the newly acquired players. Hence they waive Oden and CJ. Can someone confirm that this is what happened?
     
  19. Masbee

    Masbee -- Rookie of the Year

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    This season has been one big giant mistake.

    How do you fix that?
     
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    SlyPokerDog Woof! Staff Member Administrator

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