Originally Posted by Phesto
I'm a bit confused about this, but why would we be able to sign and trade Mike James? If he opts out, isn't he an unrestricted free agent? Can we sign him for more money/year than other teams? You don't usually sign and trade unrestricted free agents, unless they are max-money players and can get more from their current team (like Grant Hill did when he was signed with Detroit and then got traded to the Magic).
Sign and trades happen all the time in the NBA.
They usually happen when a team that is over the cap wants a player and agrees to a deal with that player for an amount that is more than they can give out. So the team that the player was with signs him to that deal and trades him to the team that he agreed to sign with.