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lakerboy
07-02-2014, 01:26 PM
Per @WojYahooNBA, a.k.a. the best source in the NBA.

mjt20mik
07-02-2014, 01:28 PM
smh

king4day
07-02-2014, 01:29 PM
I read this might be just to fill cap as I imagine they are below the floor?
Curious why it's a 2 year deal though. Unless the second year is not guaranteed.

JNA17
07-02-2014, 01:29 PM
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH OVERPAID! AHHHHHHHHHH CBA STUPID! AHHHHHHHHHH OWNERS STUPID! AHHHHHHHHH I JACK OFF TO KATE UPTON! AHHHHHHH THE NBA IS SCREWED! THE SKY IS FALLLING!

...decent signing I guess. Why not just keep Affalo though?

thaShady
07-02-2014, 01:32 PM
I like it. Provides depth at both guard spots.

ManRam
07-02-2014, 01:41 PM
Second year team option. Just a salary filler. Gotta attempt to even get close to the salary floor...since we have basically all of the roster filled.

lakerboy
07-02-2014, 01:42 PM
Second year team option. Just a salary filler. Gotta attempt to even get close to the salary floor...since we have basically all of the roster filled.

WhY NO STEVE NASH EXPIRING INSTEAD :eyebrow:

nycericanguy
07-02-2014, 01:43 PM
Second year team option. Just a salary filler. Gotta attempt to even get close to the salary floor...since we have basically all of the roster filled.

They would have been better served absorbing a bad contract from someone and getting an asset for it.

Maybe Hennigan is smarter than all of us, but he's having a head-scratching off season.

MrfadeawayJB
07-02-2014, 01:44 PM
All the contacts so far have been terrible. Hope everyone's ready for another lockout

ManRam
07-02-2014, 01:45 PM
They would have been better served absorbing a bad contract from someone and getting an asset for it.

Perhaps. But who knows if those offers were really out there?


This is as inconsequential of a move as it gets. It truly doesn't matter.

NYKnickFanatic
07-02-2014, 02:02 PM
$9M for a washed up SG.

bucketss
07-02-2014, 02:09 PM
lmao atleast give it to someone who deserves it.

beasted86
07-02-2014, 02:11 PM
I don't understand waiving Nelson then.

ManRam
07-02-2014, 02:13 PM
I don't understand waiving Nelson then.

I think it was a mutual decision. He probably wanted to have a shot with a contender before his career is up.


Also, they're "only" paying him $1.5 more than the minimum annually. It's far from a gross overpay...or at least not on the lockout-inducing level.

Aust
07-02-2014, 02:15 PM
$9M for a washed up SG.

Now divide that by 2 and add in the 2nd year being a team option.

NYKnickFanatic
07-02-2014, 02:21 PM
Now divide that by 2 and add in the 2nd year being a team option.

Your point? How do we even know the 2nd year is a team option?

Blink
07-02-2014, 02:24 PM
Some of you people are just clueless.

Aust
07-02-2014, 02:29 PM
Your point? How do we even know the 2nd year is a team option?

They need to hit the salary minimum somehow. ManRam said it was and

There are conflicting reports but David Aldridge of TNT and NBA.com says the second year of that deal is a team option.

ManRam
07-02-2014, 02:29 PM
Your point? How do we even know the 2nd year is a team option?

Because it's been reported as such by everyone.

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/sources--ben-gordon-reaches-agreement-on-two-year-deal-with-magic-174310719.html

NYKnickFanatic
07-02-2014, 02:37 PM
They need to hit the salary minimum somehow. ManRam said it was and


Because it's been reported as such by everyone.

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/sources--ben-gordon-reaches-agreement-on-two-year-deal-with-magic-174310719.html

Didn't know that. Thanks. But why even cut Nelson then? I'm sure they could have filled the salary some other way rather than on Gordon. Guess it doesn't hurt them, so **** it.

Aust
07-02-2014, 02:39 PM
If I were them I would be trying to gain salary and picks along with it.

RLundi
07-02-2014, 02:41 PM
Doesn't matter. It's basically a one year deal, unless he's good, then he's a trade chip.

I don't love it but I also don't hate it. It's literally meaningless since we need to hit the cap floor anyway.

ManRam
07-02-2014, 02:43 PM
Didn't know that. Thanks. But why even cut Nelson then? I'm sure they could have filled the salary some other way rather than on Gordon. Guess it doesn't hurt them, so **** it.

Like I said, I think it was a mutual decision. Financially there was no reason to get rid of him, and claiming Willie Green immediately suggests that they wanted veteran leadership...leadership that they just lost. So, I think it was as much of a case as Nelson wanting a chance to play for a contender as anything else and the Magic granting him that wish.

RLundi
07-02-2014, 02:43 PM
If I were them I would be trying to gain salary and picks along with it.

Yeah I agree. Who knows? Maybe the market isn't as robust as we think it is. I don't really mind it. I only hate it if we're trying to contend in rebuild year 3. Then I'll question wtf Hennigan is doing.

shep33
07-02-2014, 02:57 PM
Just need to fill up salary. Ben Gordon is one lucky guy

GiantsSwaGG
07-02-2014, 03:43 PM
:facepalm:

TheMightyHumph
07-02-2014, 05:53 PM
I like it. Provides depth at both guard spots.

You want Ben Gordon to play some PG at this point in his career?

5ass
07-02-2014, 06:16 PM
You want Ben Gordon to play some PG at this point in his career?

You do know we're not looking to win games next season?

5ass
07-02-2014, 06:18 PM
Yeah I agree. Who knows? Maybe the market isn't as robust as we think it is. I don't really mind it. I only hate it if we're trying to contend in rebuild year 3. Then I'll question wtf Hennigan is doing.

Agreed, we NEED another lottery pick, after that we'll start to really look like a tough 8th seed in 2015-2016. IMO

flclfanman
07-02-2014, 06:58 PM
Gross. Vet min or GTFO.

NBA_Starter
07-02-2014, 07:14 PM
Even though he was a cancer here I wish him well, I am a bit surprised he got this much.