Originally Posted by MJ(Mean John)
Why would a team do this?(I havent gave it much thought.)
Do they not want the player?
exactly they don't want him at the cost of having his cap hold in place.. by waiving his rights it takes the cap hold off, and brings down their salary by ten million dollars.
they lose bird rights but evidently they were not going to be giving him an offer that bird rights would come into effect.
they can still sign him but just not to a max contract or 6 year contract, both of which they probably wouldn't have done anyways?