Can the Spurs Sign and Trade him? Maybe that'll help the Spurs.
Yes they can. Wouldn't all-out surprise me if they did. could even resign him to a longer deal, no one really knows at this point. from what it sounds like, Jefferson just wants options, his agent said "it's not a matter of not wanting to be in San Antonio. It's maximizing as many opportunities as you can".
Um, what an idiot. He must have been really unhappy in San Antonio. What's sort of amusing is that he's screwing himself AND the Spurs organization. He's not going to fetch much on the open market and the Spurs now have a gaping hole at small forward.
God loves you over in SA. I have no other explanation. It's freaking incredible.
yeah this is nuts. either he knows something about the CBA/lockout or he is insane? He just left close to 10 mil on the table for next season. Playing in a great town on a great, if aging, team. Think he wants to be a ring chaser for the heat or some shit? He must be rich as balls by now.
He would have gotten $15m next year, and then say he could have gotten a 3 year $15m deal after that. That would mean he would get $30m over the 4 years.
If he gets a 4 year deal tomorrow, I will be surprised if it's more than 4 years $20m.
I think he costs himself a good $5-$10m dollars by doing this.
Maybe once your a multi millioniare - a pow wow wit hthe franchise says you do this we will take care of you long term , and allow us some flexibility to land Ginobli or other free agents .... just saying we have no clue what these big franchises say to their players before they opt out.