I can say I am very relieved that this signing did not go through. A lot of people like me felt this dude was way overpayed given his production levels (7.5ppg 2.7rpg, 2.7apg) especially since I think he will just be a sub behind Anthony Parker (whom I am VERY excited to see play). What excites me even more in the article is that this cancelling may be because of another upcoming trade!! Now I thought Colangelo was done with trades since all our moveable assest have been moved, but who else is ready to go?! This maybe the end of Joey Graham's career as a Raptor.. can Bryan get a taker for Alvin Williams as well? What is the rule on trading players we just recently acquired (i.e. Rasho)? If no trade does happen, we may be signing Eddie House since he is another combo guard but he can shoot the 3 (which we need right now and Salmon can't) and House can be had for cheaper too.
So what's the dillio? Is he having second thoughts or is there a bigger trade in the works? I think that maybe Toronto might5 be smart NOT to sign Salmons to that deal. Suns got Banks at 5 years at $21 Million. And they are asking 5 years at $23 Million? I don't understand this. Colangelo needs to look at the cap situation and make sure he is making the right decision. I think now that Phoenix has that backup point guard they were looking for, they should re-arrange this contract of Salmons contract. Maybe cheaper.
I wonder why. They were going to lose him for nothing and they got some cap relief and 2 picks didn't they? It's amazing how many verbal deals actually go down though from july 1st to July 12th (when the pen can hit paper). You would think that there would be tons of verbal deals go south but overall, the NBA agents/players/GMs seem pretty honest. Once they agree verbally to a deal, it's almost 99% to happen.