I really dont see howard or hayes as being that much quicker (ok Hayes clearly is). But I think Webb could be effective on that team. I agree against the suns you would get killed on the break, but most nights, I think they would be fine.
The deal will provide the Sixers with some salary-cap and luxury-tax relief and will clear a roster spot. Coupled with the release of rookie Steven Smith last week, the roster would stand at 13, two below the league limit
Reporters are such wimpy dumbass losers.
This guy is correct, the move will give some salary cap and luxury tax releif. This dickhead reporter, likely because he does not know the rules, does not qualify his poor reporting. He does not tell the reader that the cap releif is the $5mill discount Webber took. He does not educate the reader that the remaining $37million of Webber's salary will come off next year - as originally scheduled.
...as a sidenote, a buyout is the single dumbest thing a team can do.
As a mavs fan I can tell you that the finley situation was a little different because the amnesty clause was different than a regular buyout. The amnesty players were still paid all of whatever the old contract was but 1/2 of whatever they got from the new team was sent to the old team. I know normally when you cut a player with a guaranteed contract you are forced to pay them all of what you owed them - whatever the new team pays them so the player ends up making the same whether they get a minimum contract or 1 dollar less than whatever they were making, its just a matter of who is paying it.
As to this particular one i believe that he will be the same in that anything he gets will end up going back to the sixers. Could be wrong though.
....as a sidenote, a buyout is the single dumbest thing a team can do.
1. He didnt want to play for the Sixers anymore. And the word is he wasnt being a leader/good sport in the lockeroom. Had a negative attitude.
2. Teams werent offering much for Webber in a trade. Sixers want to clear cap room, take back expirers and that wasnt being offered. They werent going to trade for players who had crappy deals just to move Webber then be forced to shop those players elsewhere because....it defeats the purpose of clearing cap space/rebuilding. Webber's value wasnt great and to move him you had to include a young player which Sixers refused.
3. So now you're sitting there with a player who doesnt have much value in a trade and doesnt care to play anymore for your team. Only option is to let him continue to sit and hope his influence is minimal at best or buy him out.