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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.
Mike and Mike discuss the blockbuster news of LeBron James heading back home to Ohio to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Plus the free agent signing of Pau Gasol to the Chicago Bulls and Carmelo Anthony returning to the Knicks. World Cup and NFL talk 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.
1A- Are the US heavyweights on the rise again? Bryant Jennings vs. Mike Perez on July 26,2014 at Madison Square Garden. Deontay Wilder and heavyweight champ Bermane Stieverne plan on fighting in November. Are these the men ready to bring back the belts to the US?
2A- New Orleans Saints and Jimmy Graham agree to a 4 year $40 million deal.
2B- New York Jets open training camp. Will they be a playoff team? Is Geno Smith ready to lead them?
2C- New York Giants open training camp. Will the Giants bounce back from last year's horrible season? How will the new offense and new offensive system affect Eli Manning and will be effective?
3A- Lance Stephenson signs with the Charlotte Hornets for 3 years $27 million. Was this a good deal and how does it affect Indiana?
3B- Chicago Bulls amnestys Carlos Boozer and he is picked up by the Los Angeles Lakers. The Chicago Bulls sign Pau Gasol to a contract. How do these deals stack up for both teams?
3C- Dwayne Wade re-signs with the Miami Heat for 2 years $34 million. Was he worth this? Is he still on the decline?
3D- NY Knicks might bring in Andrew Bynum, Meta World Peace and Dahntay Jones?? Sign jayson Smith to a 1 year $3.7 million deal. JR Smith says he should have been traded due to his poor play last year. JR Smith, Iman Shrumpert and Shane Larkin amongst others, who should the Knicks trade and why?
NBA Free Agency has been better than ever this summer. We've learned a lot about where superstar players, like Lebron James, Carmelo Anthony, and Chris Bosh are headed. We've also learned that players like Kevin Love, would love to play alongside another superstar caliber player.
We will discuss Pau Gasol's move to Chicago, Carmelo's decision to stay in New York, JR Smith's visit on ESPN First Take, and Chris Bosh/Dwayne Wade's decisions to stay put in Miami.
Jay Crawford of ESPN will join us to discuss Lebron's move back to Cleveland.
Brett Poirier of Sheridan Hoops will join us as well.
Also, Adam Silver looks for ways to improve the NBA?
This episode will go over any major deals and rumors regarding NBA free agency that does not involve LeBron James. Outside of a mention regarding David Blatt's comments about Andrew Wiggins, this show will be Cavalier free. Once James took his talents back to Cleveland, the bigger names started to follow suit. And for the most part, they followed suit by staying home. Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh top the headlines, but Pau Gasol's move to Chicago could be the biggest of all.
We're pleased to introduce Jake Winderman to our podcast this week! Jake and Dave will cover LeBron's departure from the Miami Heat after four great years, plus a look at the Miami Heat today: will the new Chris Bosh/Dwyane Wade era make some noise in the NBA? LeBron James returns to the Cleveland Cavs... what is it like for a city desperate for success to see their hometown hero back in town? PLUS, some of the other NBA free agency moves -- Melo back to the Knicks, Pau Gasol to the Chicago Bulls, and more with Jake Winderman, son of long-time Miami Heat beat reporter Ira Winderman. In Hour 2, Kevin on the Cape joins Dave for more Summer "Random Questions", including a few anecdotes on summer fruit and vegetables and the ongoing debate between crab and lobster.
Tonight on The Final Buzzer John, Cory, and Jarett breakdown the final 4 games of the Round of 16 especially Team USA versus Belgium as well as the start of NBA Free Agency! Did Team USA advance or will they be packing their bags tonight? Where are Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, Pau Gasol and the rest of the Free Agents this summer be headed? Find out all that and more tonight on The Final Buzzer ! (Cue the Buzzer)
Today we will begin things off by talking some MLB with you as we will talk about the 2014 MLB All Star Games as the American League wins the All Star Game this year 5-3 against the National League. We'll break down the whole games and explain why we think the AL won this season.
We will touch on the latest with the top 3 NBA players in the NBA Free Agency which includes LeBron James who announced that he will be returning with the Cleveland Cavaliers. We'll talk about Pau Gasol who has officially signed with the Chicago Bulls, and Carmelo Anthony who will remain with the Knicks.
We will also talk about New Orleans Saint TE Jimmy Graham as the Saints and Jimmy Graham agree to a 4-year, $40M contract.
We will take your calls at 347-677-1781 and read your tweeta via twiter to @Sonnycruise1, @BRFernandez07, and @SonnyAndMatt.
1A- Are the NY Mets turning things around??
1B- NY Yankees- Masahiro Tanaka is injured. How will this affect the rest of the Bronx Bombers season and will he pitch again this season??
2A- Chris Wiedman vs. Vitor Belfort?? Will this happen?? Is this a viable match??
2B- Canelo Alvarez beats Erislandy Lara. What's next for Alavarez??
3A- Paul Pierce signs with the Washington Wizards.
3B- The Los Angeles Lakers trade for Jeremy Lin's expiring contract.
3C- Pau Gasol signs with the Chicago Bulls.
3D- The Houston Roclets let Chanlder Parson's a restricted free agent go to the Dallas Mavericks who also lose Vince Carter as he signs with the Memphis Grizzlies.
3E- Miami Heat resign Chris Bosh to a max deal and also sign Luol Deng, Josh McRoberts and Danny Granger with Dwayne Wade and Udonis Haslem also set to return. Does this offset losing Lebron?
3F- Lebron James returns to the Cleveland Cavs. How does this affect the NBA, Eastern Conference and the Cleveland??
3G- Carmelo Anthony returns to the NY Knicks?? Does his resinging and the moves Phil Jackson's made make the Blue and Orange a contender??
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