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kevfranchisehan
06-30-2010, 08:00 PM
http://twitter.com/ksatnews/status/17448519508

do they have cap room now?

Northstar
06-30-2010, 08:02 PM
They have a tiny bit of room now, but not more than the MLE, so I assume they won't renounce their rights to the MLE and sign someone for the MLE.

As for RJ, what an idiot. He's not going to get anything more than 3-4 years of the MLE, IMO. He completely sucked last year.

kevfranchisehan
06-30-2010, 08:04 PM
maybe he got tired of all the criticism

Mdog1
06-30-2010, 08:07 PM
Right now the Spurs are at 67,606,328 in salary with jefferson included, minus his contract it puts them at $52,606,328 in total salary and only 8 players on their roster meaning there are 4 cap holds of 450,000 (I think) which would put them at $54,406,328 and with the estimated cap at 56.1 million dollars it would give them $1,693,672 to spend on a free agent.

Urban
06-30-2010, 08:25 PM
What an idiot.

His next payday will probably be 3 years $15 million.

Obawan12
06-30-2010, 08:29 PM
Will he make that much the rest of his career???

ButterMPancakes
06-30-2010, 08:34 PM
Thought it was a classy move... he knew he didn't fit with the team, probably didn't care that much about the money and probably is looking for a place where he can produce more and not be a problem for his team.

Mdog1
06-30-2010, 08:37 PM
This is great news for NYK though. When they strike out with LeBron, Bosh, Wade, JJ, Rudy, TMac, Ray Allen, Pierce, Shaq, and even Big Z they can sign RJ to the max!

Ultimate Male
06-30-2010, 09:20 PM
Bad news for the Spurs fans... they lose a 15 million dollar expiring contract and get nothing for it.. plus they dont have enough money to sign anyone decent ..

CBBI
06-30-2010, 09:25 PM
RC Buford seen doing back flips in downtown San Antonio.

Absinthe
06-30-2010, 09:29 PM
Thought it was a classy move... he knew he didn't fit with the team, probably didn't care that much about the money and probably is looking for a place where he can produce more and not be a problem for his team.

God, I hope you're being sarcastic. He left the team because he is a fool and because Pop tore him a new asshole for not knowing his role. This has nothing to do with class.

ButterMPancakes
06-30-2010, 09:32 PM
God, I hope you're being sarcastic. He left the team because he is a fool and because Pop tore him a new asshole for not knowing his role. This has nothing to do with class.

He knew he didn't fit with the team, he didn't want to screw the team even more and probably take more criticism, he most likely didn't care that much about money since I'm sure he looked into it before doing it.


Leaving a team that obviously isn't for you isn't really being dumb, as I'm sure he isn't going to be in any financial trouble for the next few decades... (or until he starts hanging out with Eddy Curry).

Sw33tL0u
06-30-2010, 09:38 PM
At first I thought this helped the Spurs , but I think they'd rather have the big expiring deal in the long run. If they could dump Tony Parker on someone though, then maybe they could be active.

RonG
07-01-2010, 10:15 AM
At first I thought this helped the Spurs , but I think they'd rather have the big expiring deal in the long run. If they could dump Tony Parker on someone though, then maybe they could be active.

Dump Tony P? Hell "dump" him in Cleveland.

Adam
07-01-2010, 11:36 AM
Where would richard jefferson fit? he doesn't score efficiently anymore, has lost his athleticism and is not a great defender.

RonG
07-01-2010, 11:39 AM
Where would richard jefferson fit? he doesn't score efficiently anymore, has lost his athleticism and is not a great defender.

He doesn't really, that is why everyone is suprised he opted out. When I read it last night on the ticker, I was like wow dumb move, he might as well have retired.

Noonan
07-01-2010, 11:41 AM
Thought it was a classy move... he knew he didn't fit with the team, probably didn't care that much about the money and probably is looking for a place where he can produce more and not be a problem for his team.

That would be a good theory if Jefferson hadn't said it's all about the money (http://www.sbnation.com/2010/7/1/1546934/nba-free-agents-richard-jefferson-opts-out-contract-spurs):



"If you're able to get four years and 40 (million dollars by opting out) from someone, it's like, 'OK, I did lose out on 15 (million dollars). But I'm going to get basically a $25 million extension.' Those are things that you think of at the end of the season.''


Then again Jefferson must be smoking some powerful herb if he thinks he's getting a $40 million deal.

RonG
07-01-2010, 11:57 AM
That would be a good theory if Jefferson hadn't said it's all about the money (http://www.sbnation.com/2010/7/1/1546934/nba-free-agents-richard-jefferson-opts-out-contract-spurs):



Then again Jefferson must be smoking some powerful herb if he thinks he's getting a $40 million deal.

I don't know do the Bucks have any cap left?

Brandname
07-01-2010, 11:58 AM
I don't know do the Bucks have any cap left?

:rofl:

Arshdeep
07-01-2010, 12:04 PM
Yeah, this pretty much sums this up:


Stephen A. Smith reports that Richard Jefferson just walked away from an orgy with the Laker Girls.

Bill Simmons (http://twitter.com/sportsguy33) :chuckles:

cdt
07-01-2010, 12:08 PM
Where would richard jefferson fit? he doesn't score efficiently anymore, has lost his athleticism and is not a great defender.

Is there an expansion team in the works in San Francisco?

doughboy90650
07-01-2010, 12:09 PM
should be Spurs opt out from Jefferson. RJ did the Spurs a huge favor. This past season was brutal for Jefferson.