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Re: [Celtics' Stuff ] who to protect for the expansion draft?
In a message dated 3/10/04 8:16:56 PM Pacific Standard Time,
> I didn't know this. This makes it more likely that LaFrenz gets put on the
> available list. Still, if you were going to sign a free agent, wouldn't Raef
> be the best guy for the Cs that you would sign? He would likely command the
> same salary that we are already paying him, or maybe a little less. Maybe less
> a year or so of total years. But that is the problem. So I guess I am still
> thinking that Danny makes Chucky available. I am probably wrong but it is
> just my opinion....
> <<That's the bad news. The good news is the Bobcats are only allowed to
> select one player from each NBA team. If a team has one of its players
> selected, the team receives a trade exception equal to the player's 2004-05
> salary. This allows teams to replace a player lost in the expansion draft with
> another player of
> comparable salary. >>
I did not know that either. which means they could therotetically offer
Charlotte a 1st rounder and up to $3M in cash (which they received from Detroit in
the Atkins deal) to take Yogi Stewart and receive almost a $5M trade exception
in the process. That would be sweet.
Charlotte can turn around and let Stewart go and they make $3M cash and also
get a 1st rounder to draft younger, cheaper, and cost controlled talent via
the Rookie scale for the next 3-5 years. Win/win for both teams and tough luck
for Stewart as there is no way he gets a FA offer anywhere near that kind of
``In Ainge We (T)rust" - what other choice do we really have?