Does NO have the cap space to offer Lopez a 15M 3 yr deal and see if the Suns match? I believe that after signing Gordon to a Max contract NO doesnt have that much of a cap space
Trade sending Lopez & Warrick to New Orleans in “Holding Pattern” due to CBA Rules
Although multiple reputable media outlets reported yesterday that a deal had been agreed upon between the Hornets, Suns, and Timberwolves, the trade is still in the process of being completed, as it does not yet comply with CBA rules.
Because the Hornets are over the cap, the aggregation of Miller and Dyson is likely what is keeping this trade from being finalized. The deal won’t work under the current CBA with the Hornets sending them out separately, since Dyson’s contract is too small to match up with Warrick’s incoming $4 million salary for trading purposes. Simply put, here are the two hold-ups related to trading Brad Miller:
- A player cannot be traded to the team from whence he came for a full year (fourth bullet point from the bottom on Q97 here).
- A traded player cannot be packaged in a trade with another player for two months after the first trade (in Miller’s case, this date is September 13th; the CBA rule can be found in the 3rd bullet point from the top at the link in hold-up #1)
The solution to the first problem is simple, and was addressed last night; Miller must be sent to Phoenix instead of Minnesota. Since he is retiring anyway and his buyout is only about $800K, this change is hardly enough to hold up the deal. The second issue, however, is a big problem.
The easy solution to this dilemma would be to create two separate trades by simply making a Miller-for-Lopez swap on its own, with the rest of the trade enacted as previously planned. Unfortunately, this scenario is not legal either, due to the amount of salary the Hornets would be receiving vs. the amount they would be sending out. The first part, trading Miller for Lopez, is fine because their salaries are very similar. The other half of the trade, however, would have Jerome Dyson’s minimum salary going out in exchange for Hakim Warrick’s $4 million salary, a move that is not legal because of the Hornets ending up over the salary cap.
There are some possible solutions to making this trade work by adjusting some of the pieces and adding one or two new ones. To take a look at what we came up with, check out our most recent post here.
It’s important to note that this snag in the trade negotiations that we are witnessing is more likely a glimpse at how deals evolve more than these teams’ GMs making a mistake. The reporting thus far has made it look like they messed up, when in reality, it’s likely that the initial trade that was made public to us was just a stage in the process of attempting to make a deal. At Hornets247, we are currently working to figure out a way that the trade will meet all CBA requirements with the players currently involved, but as you can see, it’s not exactly easy to do so. We will update you as soon as we figure out a logical answer or hear of the actual solution. Stay tuned!
I'm sure this deal will go through but IF this isn't completed, who do you think we'll go after at the center position? Or will we even go for anyone?
looks like the deal is dead......like the link posted above by LLHOPS and accdg to hoopsrumors.com and sam amick of SI
Except Hooprumors.com say the opposite of 'the deal is dead': " 8:20pm (on 7/26): There won't be a resolution to the deal on Thursday night but the odds of the trade going through have improved, tweets Coro. The Hornets' cap situation is not holding up the deal from progressing further."
Depending on Shamsports being right and Hoopshype being wrong (and their total is inconsistent with their listed salaries), sending Warrick to the Bobcats and them sending us Miller makes it all work with just us sending out Miller. Picks may need to flow Charlotte's way for it to work. I'm running through scenarios, and Mason will have some nice writeups tomorrow.
This deal keeps hitting roadblocks. Can't be this complicated... http://www.brightsideofthesun.com/2012/7/26/3188395/suns-hornets-t-wolves-trade-on-hold-pending-changes-to-fit-league
why not the tpups include derrick williams in these trade.....^^,....lopez and williams to hornets, suns get johnson and picks, minny get cash and picks.....if dell can do this....GM of the year coming......^^,
Great article, Mason. Thanks! I would not be in favor of adding Henry to the deal, and I worry adding a 4th team may mean the Hornets have to add something else to the trade. How many teams with cap space want Warrick anyway? Zero? Also, can Phoenix amnesty Warrick? If so, what are the pros and cons for Phoenix amnestying Warrick?
The Suns already used the amnesty clause to waive Josh Childress, so that's not an option. As for Warrick... at the very least, he's a decent bench scorer and an expiring contract, so there could be a team out there under the cap (the Bobcats or maybe even Bucks come to mind) willing to take him. We'll see.
I don't think we can wait till Sept 13. Because if PHX signs him don't they have to trade him right away or wait like 6 months. Like his brother?(Probably Wrong)
Demps is a moron to trade for a player (Brad Miller) thats not going to play here and thinking he's going to retire.Then you want to trade him back to his orginal team or Phoenix and it blocks the trade for Lopez lol.Well Demps be gone next year maybe and Loomis takes over
You are mis-informed for so many reasons. Most of those reasons are given by the post above, so I'll just explain why you're wrong about Demps "being a moron for trading for Miller." Miller's $5 million contract has a buyout for $800K, and the trade netted the Hornets a second round pick. They sent out one second rounder, and got back two second rounders and Miller, who they can just buy out if this trade falls through. There was literally zero risk involved in the trade for him.
Why can't Miller and Warrick be taken out of the trade and Hornets and Suns agree to make that trade in September?
Why don't we just add Darius Miller to the deal? I just think that X is more to this team as a hybrid 2-3 than Miller will be. And then we can have Warrick slide to backup the 3 and play him along w/ Anderson in which he'd play the 4 on offense but the 3 on D. This would let Anderson roam around the perimeter on O and drop bombs.
I like DMill! He was nervous at summer league but who wasnt?? He will be good, he just needs time. Consider him at Kentucky, he just needs a little more time to adjust, and training camp will help a lot.
I also think Darius Miller will be fine. Miller is a better defender than Henry already and has a great mid-range game/stroke. He will fit in well here and I really think a coach like Monty will get the best out of him. I do think it will take Miller a little while of practicing with the team and a few games of garbage time to get acclimated to the NBA as you can tell he was a little nervous in summer league, but he wasn't drafted to be an impact guy from Day One. Put him on the team and by mid-season I think he has more value than Henry and will come at a cheaper price.
For number one to work, a team like Charlotte can absorb his contract & would save them money rather than signing Landry. They are at least three teams besides Charlotte that could jump in.
I love what Dell Demps has done overall, but it's a little concerning that he appears not to understand the nuance of the CBA. Granted, it's difficult, but it's part of his job. You guys have been questioning the validity of this trade since the beginning, so why can't our own GM have figured that out?
Agreed. And one of those other GM is David Kahn we know what type of genuis he is. I understand the type of fanbase we have, but if somebody messed up they messed up and there's nothing wrong with calling them out on it. No need to make excuses or looking the other way.
It's not just Demps fault. There were 2 other GM's in this trade most likely trying harder than us to make the move. MIN desperately wants to ship out salary to sign AK and PHX want Lopez out if he wasn't signing his offer, so they decided to package Warrick and get some kind of compensation or relief. This is the first offseason w/ the CBA... you can't blame the GM's for agreeing in principle to trade right now. B/c they can start to adjust their roster and work on possible other moves. They just all saw something in it for them, and pulled the trigger. No one messed up, just the first time a snag has been hit. 95% sure this trade goes down b/c the only "agreements in principle" that don't are b/c of pending physicals.