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Zombie The super Melo to Portland thread. Now w/ extra fiber!

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by OSUBlazerfan, Jun 13, 2017.

  1. hoopsjock

    hoopsjock Well-Known Member

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    You're being cut because it saves the Thunder over $100 MILLION DOLLARS. Getting rid of you AND saving all that money is a pretty sweet deal for them. There is no way they'd screw that up by taking on contracts.
     
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    HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    A kindergartener would have realized I was joking.
     
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    I read on ESPN that he wasn’t a free agent yet OKC was still looking for trades, I guess that wasn’t up to date?
     
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    And would've also realized that I was too.
     
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    It's not official yet...but if you could cut someone and save $100 million why would you entertain trading that person? It's not like they are going to accept Luol Deng or Ryan Anderson back for him.

    Besides, Melo STILL has a no trade clause. He can get all his money AND sign with whatever team he wants for the minimum. The only possible advantage from Melo's perspective would be that his new team would hold his Bird Rights if he was traded but then we come back to why would the Thunder take on salary when they'd be ruining their $100 million savings.
     
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    TorturedBlazerFan Well-Known Member

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    No I don’t think OKC does it, was just throwing it out there that if it happened I wouldn’t hate it.
    I’d like to save 100m too!
     
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    OKC reduces payroll by what, 18M by waiving and stretching me. But can reduce payroll by 16M by trading me for Harkless/Leonard/Swanigan and sending Abrines/Patterson into your trade exception. Where there's a will, there's a way.

    This is the only chance you hippies have at getting a legit superstar like me to come to your little Stumptown. You should jump at the opportunity.
     
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    HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    You are new and not one of us......... serve your time, learn the forum hierarchy , then post.
     
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    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    He'll go to Houston I bet. And since Harden/Paul are MUCH better guards, I think he'll actually do well there.
     
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    You obviously missed the ceremony last month when Mrs @HCP officially deemed me no longer a rookie. I must be doing something right if she promoted me that quickly.
     
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    HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    If you weren't so new I would LIKE this post!
     
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    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha, you just admitted that the best trade for your services is Harkless, Leonard, and Swanigan AND taking on more crappy salary.
     
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    You've said that to me like 10 times.
     
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    HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    If you weren't a rook....I'd like THIS post too!
     
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    Damn! Only 17,661 more posts until I'm not a rook anymore. Still over 2,300 posts in 5 months isn't too bad.
     
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    #qualityoverquantityFAMS
     
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    #allHCPseesisthetotalnumber
     
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    IF...'Melo agreed to come here for the minimum (since he would still be getting paid $27M from OKC), could the Blazers release Turner and save money against the Lux Tax like OKC is doing?
     
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    Sure, they could but it would be stupid of the Blazers to stretch Turner. They wouldn't be anywhere close to the same tax OKC has. Turner would be stretched at $36 million instead of $27 million, meaning we'd have a $7.2 million dead cap for just Turner over the next 5 years, which is way too much and would end up costing us money in the long run because we'd likely get taxed on that number over the next two seasons anyway.

    Besides, why would Melo sign with us instead of the Lakers or Rockets?
     
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