You be the GM at the end of the 2014/2015 Season!
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  1. BlazerManiac
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    Posted 11/29/2013 6:55 PM

    You are the GM at the end of 2014/2015?  There are a lot of decisions to be made on who to keep and who to let go however if someone is traded it is a moot point.


    These are assumptions based on if the 2014/2015 were to end today.


    1. LaMarcus Aldridge is a Free Agent;
    2. Wesley Matthews is a Free Agent;
    3. Robin Lopez is a Free Agent;
    4. Batum’s contract expires the following season;
    5. You have Team options on Lillard (duh), McCollum, T-Rob, and Leonard.


    What do you do?


    1.      Following are my thoughts, but first I have a question.  Under the Salary Cap both Aldridge and Matthews have Bird Rights.  Can a team use Bird Rights on two players in the same season?  If they do then sign both Aldridge to a Max contract and give Matthews a Batum size contract or whatever we need to do to sign him.

    2.      With Lopez a decision needs to be made.  If he continues to play this season and next season the way he is, he will command big Money, however he has zero Bird rights.  Do you what you have to do to sign him.

    3.      Keep Lillard and McCollum, T-Rob is questionable and Leonard unless he gets some playing time I do not see him staying.  I like Leonard, his salary for next year is $3.1m and there should be a CAP around $60m to $61m

    4.      Looking beyond that for the following season if Batum continues to play the way he is, figure out a way to keep him as he will have Bird Rights.  (Yes Blazer Fanatic I said keep Batum).


    Now I am not a Master of the salary cap, and if we can do this, and Paul Allen will be looking to blow past the salary cap and pay the Luxury Tax.  We could be looking at a Team salary like Brooklyn.  Do you think it is feasible?

    I am a fan of WES, the heart and soul of the Blazers.
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    Posted 12/03/2013 10:01 PM

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