Originally Posted by tamaraw08
Pardon my ignorance, but, they don't have any MLE or anything more to offer?
The freaking Miami Heat has been getting away getting guys like Battier and Ray Allen and Chicago can't?
We used our MLE(but we have MMLE, which was how Birdman was signed last season for the Heat). We have MSA(minimum contracts), and we have a few cap holds that qualify our one year-minimums from last season for return for more than the minimum(120%). Even if Boozer is amnestied, our cap situation does not change. It's basically impossible to get to the "space exception" provision, unless we have a fire sale.
Miami used their MLE on those guys. We're at the mercy of quality FAs, as far as signing anyone.