Originally Posted by Burgz
defensive minded hard nosed players are hard to come by
mediocrity? you tell me one player available right now that'll help us at the 3
and people here are acting as if this will actually happen
this is his AGENT releasing this info, he's clearly tryna get a better deal with denver
well, not just his agent releasing info. Chandler was actually in toronto a couple days ago. I'm sure it is just to get a better deal with Denver in the end, but obviously toronto is very interested in trying.
the only thing I could see working is if we clear cap space by trading jose or barbosa for an exception (maybe to la) and offer chandler a huge contract that they don't want to match. If we can clear barbosa we could offer a contract starting at close to 12 million. if we can clear calderon it would be about 14 million. i don't think denver matches at that price considering they are already committed to Gallinari and affialo at 18 combined. But I don't think we want chandler eating that much of our team's salary.
He is definitely a big upgrade for us and would probably be the best player on our team.
the other possibility is we sign him for the rest of the season, denver will match, but then he becomes unrestricted next season. Maybe we can get him then, but he will also have more options at that point and is less likely to sign with us.
It will be an interesting week at least as I'm sure this will be resolved by March 1.