Re: Maggette traded for Ben Gordon, 2013 pick
Cho said repeatedly over the last day that the trade had nothing to do with who we draft. This was about a) filling Dunlap's want for a 3 pt shooter and most important b) Detroit's pick. Plus I think both Higgins & Cho sincerely like Gordon...mainly for his insane work ethic.
We only added about 2 million to our salary for the next season...so we're looking at around 47-48 million including our pick. We'll easily have around 8 to 10 million before we even hit the cap. With that along with trades we'll worry about need. Tonight is all about BPA.
The year after next including Gordon we'll still have a LOT of space (over 20 million). The trade was an absolute no brainer for us.