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.
Welcome back to another edition of "The Jay Byrd Show!" I know everyone is getting tired of deflate gate but I still have some fresh perspective on the topic that is worthy of discussion. Also I have to give the Gasol Brothers a little love for being named All Star Starters for the first time in NBA History. Plus, someone else in the NBA broke a record of their own last night and more on the Biggest boxing match that will never happen. All of this and more on this edition of "The Jay Byrd Show!"
In a matter of hours, Chicago went from having two title-contending teams to...TBD, but it doesn't look good. Tonight I'm analyzing the impact that injuries to Derrick Rose and Patrick Kane will have on their respective teams, and where the Bulls and Blackhawks can go from here. Should the Bulls give up on Rose? Can the Blackhawks survive 12 weeks without Kane? Can either team bring in a player that comes close to replacing Chicago's stars? Which team can still make a playoff run? Times are tough for Chicago fans, but as they say in the theatre: the show must go on. I've got open phone lines for YOU! Call in @ (347) 327-9183 and give me your take on Chicago's Week From Hell.
2015 NBA All-Star Game will Showcase The League’s Top Talent – LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, John Wall, Pau Gasol & Kyle Lowry Lead the East vs. Stephen Curry, Blake Griffin, Anthony Davis & Marc Gasol in Action for the West. New York native Syed and the DMV's Kristine will provide commentary throughout the game.
Tonight I'll break down the Blackhawks' 5-4 Overtime loss to the Vancouver Canucks, as well as the Bulls finally getting a dominant win over a poor team at home. The Bulls have won 3 straight and opened their home stand with a win, but have a tough game tonight against the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers. The Blackhawks have dropped the first 2 of their 8 straight home games, getting 2 points sending each contest to OT/shootout. Which of these teams could benefit more from home court (or home ice) advantage in the playoffs? Both teams are currently in the middle of the pack in conference playoff seeding. Which team needs to push for a higher seed more? I'm taking callers @ (347) 327-9183, so call in and give me your take!
The longer All-Star Break is officially over, but the Memphis Grizzlies do not play again until Sunday Night in Portland. A few more days to look to the future, and GBBLive does just that on its latest episode Thursday night at 6:30 CST.
The first segment will feature Host Joe Mullinax & Producer Chip Williams talking "Grizzly Bear News" with GBB's Managing Editor Chris Faulkner. The latest works on grizzlybearblues.com will be discussed, as will Marc Gasol's performance in this past Sunday's All-Star Game.
Kevin Lipe of the Memphis Flyer's "Beyond the Arc" Blog will be the guest in the second segment. The Grizzlies' three-point shooing woes will be a topic of conversation, as will the lay of the land post-Trade Deadline & the 5 games in 7 days facing Memphis to start the unofficial second-half of the NBA season.
Finally, the brothers Riehl (Douglas & Joseph) of RealTime Draft will join Joe & Chip in the show's final segment. The Grizzlies' 2015 draft pick protections will be broken down, as will potential picks for Memphis later in the draft. Wings who can shoot threes and bigs will almost certainly be discussed.
All that and more on the next GBBLive! Sign up for audibletrial.com/grizzlybearblues to get a great Audio Book membership powered by Audible.com while helping GBBLive support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee & follow us on Twitter @GBBLive! "See" you Thursday night at 6:30 CST!
Bill Keagle returns for a new episode of Under the Hoodies to discuss the NBA All Star Break, The second half of the NBA season. Randy Zellea will join in the discussion to discuss the NBA. Are the Hawks for real? Also are the Cavs a real champioship team ... Also should the Bulls deal Pau Gasol? A lot of NBA talk.. All show info is available on facebook and available on Backsportspage.com
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With the NBA's All-Star Game in the rear-view mirror, it is time to get ready for the stretch run of the regular season with an eye towrds the playoffs. The Western Conference is stacked with talented teams, but who will emerge? Will the Atlanta Hawks be able to keep rolling? Will the Chicago Bulls be able to turn things around? Are the Cleveland Cavaliers the best team in the Eastern Conference? Which teams will play spoiler? Which players can expect to be traded? I will discuss this and more on the 300lbsofsportsknowledge Show!!!!
Tonight I welcome in Joe Ostrowski, Host and Executive Producer at 670 The Score here in Chicago. I'll ask Joe about the recent talk surrounding Chicago Bears big-timers Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall. He'll also offer up his thoughts on the recent struggles of the Chicago Bulls, who fell to the Houston Rockets 101-90 on Wednesday night. I'll have open phone lines later in the show, so call in @ (347) 327-9183 ! I want your thoughts on whether the Bears should keep Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall or get rid of them. Who or what is the problem with these Bulls? Is the Blackhawks recent slump starting to worry you?
Not the best way to end the pre-All-Star slate of games, but the 39-14 Memphis Grizzlies have had a heck of a season so far. We discuss that & much more on the next episode of GBBLive with Host Joe Mullinax & Producer Chip Williams live on Thursday night at 6:30 CT!
The first segment of the show will feature Chris Faulkner, Managing Editor of Grizzly Bear Blues, in his usual Grizzly Bear News segment. We will run down the Grizzlies' week that was & look back on the season at large up to this point: who has surprised, who has disappointed, who is the MVP so far?
The second segment welcomes GBB Senior Staff Writer Keith Edwards to the GBBLive airwaves. Joe, Chip & Keith will discuss the All-Star Weekend events, Robert Pera in the Celebrity Game & expectations for Marc Gasol on the big All-Star stage.
Finally, the host of 92.9 ESPN Memphis' "Chris Vernon Show" Chris Vernon will make his GBBLive debut. The wings will be the focus with Verno, as well as Mike Conley & Jeff Green's recent shooting struggles & the forces of nature that are Zach Randolph & Tony Allen.
All this and so much more on the next episode of GBBLive! Follow the show on Twitter @GBBLive & be sure to sign up for www.audibletrial.com/grizzlybearblues to get a great Audible.com membership & help GBBLive make a donation to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
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