SORT BY Relevancy
The Pau Gasol-for-Andrew Bynum trade talks appear to be dormant but not dead.
The Lakers would like to get another worthy asset thrown into in the deal ... but so would the Cavs. And you know what? I have to side with the Cavs and general manager Chris Grant on this one.
By taking Gasol's $19.3 million salary off the Lakers' books, they will drop Los Angels below the luxury tax threshold, saving the Buss family in the area of $20 million. But that's only the start of it. The Lakers also will be under the tax next season, and that gets them out of danger of being subject to the dreaded repeater tax, which is levied against teams that exceed the tax threshold four times in five seasons.
So it's not just the current $20 million that the Cavs would be saving the Buss family, it is untold tens of millions more in two seasons when the Lakers figure to be a taxpaying team once again in the final season of Kobe Bryant's extension.
So multiply that $20 million by a factor of at least two -- probably more given the punitive nature of the repeater tax, and you get an idea of how valuable acquiring and waiving Bynum can be to the Buss family fortune.
Which is why if I am Chris Grant, I keep saying "no" to Los Angeles unless and until they throw Nick Young into the deal.
More on that trade, other trade chatter ... and a closer look at the struggling Memphis Grizzlies in this podcast with Three Shades of Blue radio on WHBQ radio in Memphis.
We’ve already told you that the Los Angeles Lakers have Ryan Anderson atop their wish list if they decide to trade Pau Gasol, who sat out last night’s loss to the Houston Rockets with what the Lakers called “knee tendinitis.”
Guess the “big boy pants” will have to wait for another night.
With each passing day, it appears the likelihood of the Lakers moving Gasol increases. We are now 10 days away from Dec. 15 — the date when players who signed as free agents over the summer (such as Anderson) become trade-eligible.
Join Rick and Curt for 30 minutes as they discuss the Chicago Bulls opening preseason game against John Wall and the Washington Wizards. It's the same intensity we're used to with new pieces. Rose, Noah and Gibson welcomes Pau Gasol, Nikola Miritoc and Doug McDermitt, along with Aaron Brooks! This should be a nice early payback opportunity for the Bulls after getting surprised by the Wizards in the 1st round of the eastern conference playoffs last year! Tune in and call 347-838-8449 on your ride home or check it out later. If you can't call you now chat live with us.
Host Danny Thompson is locked and loaded to have another fantastic NBA discussion as he welcomes Chicago Bullseye Podcast host Fred Pheiffer to talk Derrick Rose and the new look Chicago Bulls now featuring Pau Gasol. Do you think that this is a team that can seriously compete for a title now? Marcus Bass from LA Wave and Hoops Habit to talk about the Los Angeles Clippers. They finally have the talent and the coach but do they have what it takes to be the best in the West? Enjoy those discussions and more NBA talk on the latest episode of NBA Full Court Press!
JR The Bossman (@JRTheBossman) and John Beckler (@JDBeckler) were joined by Memphis Grizzlies TV Play-by-Play Announcer (@PetePranica).
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We are back for our 100th episode live from Trader Todd's in Lakeview!
Aly Bockler, (You & Me This Morning on WCIU) will once again join us for this adventure.
Comedian Chad Briggs (Chicago Underground Comedy, Hellion) makes his return to the show.
Al Larcher & Clark Lorensen, of ComedyAccident, talk sports live on Thursday nights. Catch the podcast at anytime.
Any number of great things took place while Bryan and Steve were away the last few months. They take some time to catch up on the old and get ready to bring in the new before the start of the NBA, College and High School basketball season.
Team USA winning the FIBA World Championship
Kevin Durant securing a large endorsement deal; leaving Team USA
Paul George's injury and affect on USA Basketball/FIBA/IOC/NBA relations and the Indiana Pacers
LeBron James returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers
Significant free agent moves in the NBA
Kentucky basketball's goal for 2014-15.
Share your thoughts on the Summer of 2014 with us via Twitter (@BTAHoops) or Facebook (www.Facebook.com/BeyondTheArcPodcast).
The Hoops Lounge 063
Marc Griffin, Phil Boileau, and Mota Elb discuss Derrick Rose and the reloaded Chicago Bulls.
Should Chicago be concerned D-Rose is playing aggressively for Team USA?
Does Pau Gasol fit with Joakim Noah?
Will Doug McDermott adapt well to NBA game?
How good was Nikola Mirotic in Europe?
Aaron Brooks a sneaky good pickup?
Are the Bulls a real contender?
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Mike and Mike discuss the blockbuster news of LeBron James heading back home to Ohio to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers once again. Plus the free agent signing of Pau Gasol to the Chicago Bulls and Carmelo Anthony returning to the Knicks. They will talk World Cup and NFL also.
Carlos Boozer was amnestied today by the Chicago Bulls, allowing them to clear the cap space to bring in their newest additions, Nikola Mirotic and Pau Gasol.
They were in the mix for Carmelo Anthony, but the New York Knicks were able to pay him $50 million more than the Bulls could offer, which is a lot of scratch.
No matter, the Bulls have emerged as a favorite to be the best team in the Eastern Conference, especially if the Pacers do not re-sign Lance Stephenson.
I discussed the Bulls, Knicks, Heat and other NBA matters in this interview on the Boers & Bernstein Show in Chicago on WSCR The Score in the Windy City.
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