Originally Posted by Toni
But as SESSEL said, Asik's $15 million come off the books after next season, same as Gay's large contract. That leaves us with a ton of cap space for the 2015 off season..
the money isn't really the problem, it's convincing the Rockets that anyone other than Valanciunas is worth trading for Asik. Further, the Raptors are most likely preparing themselves for a firesale at the deadline. It would be much easier to do so with smaller contracts under the new CBA, than with a contract like Asik's. Getting rid of Rudy AND Asik at the deadline is much more difficult than doing so with Rudy, Kleiza, Gray, Novak and co.