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GynoSandberg
UConn Fan
Member since Jan 2006
32339 posts

re: Which Center would you rather have?


Shooting outside shots and making outside shots are two totally different things, mon.

We aren't talking Lamarcus Aldridge here who can shoot and makes half the shots he takes






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ralsu
LSU Fan
new orleans
Member since Jul 2009
2009 posts

re: Which Center would you rather have?


With Cousins salary we will still have salary cap flexibility if you sign D12 you cap will be destroyed.





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ralsu
LSU Fan
new orleans
Member since Jul 2009
2009 posts

re: Which Center would you rather have?


My dream lineup

CP3
Kmart
LDeng
AD
Cousins






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THRILLHO
New Orleans Saints Fan
New Orleans, LA
Member since Apr 2006
32774 posts

re: Which Center would you rather have?


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With Cousins salary we will still have salary cap flexibility


For one season. If we did pull off a Cousins trade, almost as interesting as his acquisition would be how much Benson allows the team to spend this year. If they still spent close to the cap this season, it would mean Benson is willing to go into the tax, at least for a year or two.






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ralsu
LSU Fan
new orleans
Member since Jul 2009
2009 posts

re: Which Center would you rather have?


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For one season. If we did pull off a Cousins trade, almost as interesting as his acquisition would be how much Benson allows the team to spend this year. If they still spent close to the cap this season, it would mean Benson is willing to go into the tax, at least for a year or two.



Not really you could have a team for 69 mil with trading for Cousins & Deng then signing CP3 & Kmart. We would have 2 expiring contracts on that team. Then we would have 10-15 mil in cap space for 2014






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BayouFann
New Orleans Saints Fan
North Dallas
Member since Jun 2012
3490 posts

re: Which Center would you rather have?


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Kmart

no wanty. doesnt offer much versatility as a 2 guard.






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ralsu
LSU Fan
new orleans
Member since Jul 2009
2009 posts

re: Which Center would you rather have?


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Kmart

no wanty. doesnt offer much versatility as a 2 guard.


He would be one of the shooters that would keep the floor open






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THRILLHO
New Orleans Saints Fan
New Orleans, LA
Member since Apr 2006
32774 posts

re: Which Center would you rather have?


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Not really you could have a team for 69 mil with trading for Cousins & Deng then signing CP3 & Kmart. We would have 2 expiring contracts on that team. Then we would have 10-15 mil in cap space for 2014


The cap is going to be ~$60m. Your scenario is impossible unless Martin takes a dirt cheap contract and either Gordon or Anderson + ~$5m in other salaries are traded for Deng. But we cannot have $69m in salary this year.



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BayouFann
New Orleans Saints Fan
North Dallas
Member since Jun 2012
3490 posts

re: Which Center would you rather have?


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He would be one of the shooters that would keep the floor open


i'll correct my stance on him. i dont like him as a starter. love him off the bench. he is the type of shooter i want to draft or sign as a fa but not for much.






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ralsu
LSU Fan
new orleans
Member since Jul 2009
2009 posts

re: Which Center would you rather have?


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The cap is going to be ~$60m. Your scenario is impossible unless Martin takes a dirt cheap contract and either Gordon or Anderson + ~$5m in other salaries are traded for Deng. But we cannot have $69m in salary this year.



The Luxury tax # is 69 mil. With my scenario we could get KMart for around 7-8 mil and we trade Gordon for Deng straight up they have the same salary. We could do this for around $67 mil

CP3 $18,500,000
Deng $14,283,844 Ext CT
Ryno $8,308,500
KMart $7,5000,000
AD $5,375,760
JSmith $2,500,000 Exp Ct
AR25 $ 2,339,040
Cousins $4,916,973
Matt Barnes $1,500,000
Darius Miller $788,872
Brian Roberts $788,872
Lance Thomas$884,293 Exp CT
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$ 67,686,154






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BayouFann
New Orleans Saints Fan
North Dallas
Member since Jun 2012
3490 posts

re: Which Center would you rather have?


I like your dig! I'ld There is a big misconception out ghere that we have to/will stay under the cap. I think we will be over but not where we get raped by the taxes.
-tou are rubbing kmart in my brain!! I'll raise his offer to 5mil. Ego gets to the rim too easy and is too young to swap with deng. We will probably spare room to give smith about 5mill/3years. Definately worth keeping. He cant back the 4/5 with ease and the ladies want him here right?






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Suntiger
USA Fan
BR or somewhere else
Member since Feb 2007
20537 posts

re: Which Center would you rather have?


Cousins.





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TigerinATL
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Feb 2005
30796 posts

re: Which Center would you rather have?


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The Luxury tax # is 69 mil.


That's not what he means by you can't have $69 million in salary this year. You lose most of your exceptions when you go under the cap which would be needed to sign CP3. Without those exceptions it's not possible to get that far above the cap.

First, if you trade Lopez for Cousins rather than cutting Lopez then you don't have enough cap space to sign Paul. Even if you dump Roberts, Miller and Thomas you still have to have cap holds of $490,000 to get the roster up to 12. So with the minimal cap holds and assuming a $60 million cap you have just $17.6 million to sign Paul, but lets say he takes that. So you're at $60 million and all you have left to offer are minimum contracts and the cap room MLE which is $2.5 million. Chris Paul ate all of your cap space so you don't have the ability to offer Kevin Martin $7.5 million, you can only offer $2.5 million.



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ralsu
LSU Fan
new orleans
Member since Jul 2009
2009 posts

re: Which Center would you rather have?


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if you trade Lopez for Cousins rather than cutting Lopez t


I would trade our pick & GV for Cousins. That would save us @ least 1.5 mil. Then release Lopez that should give us enough cap space






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drake20
New Orleans Saints Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2005
9993 posts

re: Which Center would you rather have?


I'd rather Cousins, but only because I really dislike Howard.

Howard is the better player--talk about twin towers on D with Davis and him.

This team has solid offensive options. Defense is the priority. There is nobody better than Howard in that regard.






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