Too bad. I liked Bayless. Good guy to give you backup PG and some SG minutes. Also the kind of guy who get hot on a dime and pull the team out of a few scrapes. He also really liked living here and a happy player makes a better player.
This is the probably an unfortunate fallout of the Fields signing.
So I have a question: The QO was 4.3M for a year i believe (correct me if I'm wrong). Could the Raps technically now sign Bayless to a 3yr/9M type deal as a FA?
I wish we could somehow wrangle Tony Wroten from Memphis.
I didn't like Bayless all that much, but rather would have kept him instead of keeping Calderon's big contract.
Totally agree. I was not nearly as high on Bayless as some others here were but i'd rather have Bayless at 4 mill than Calderon. Wouldn't have minded giving the dude some burn since we're gonna suck anyways and then make a run at a top pick for next years draft.
While the Raptors committed salaries for next season place them approximately $17 million under the salary cap, the team has salary cap holds in excess of that space. However, by renouncing their rights to all of their free agents except Jerryd Bayless and Sonny Weems, the Raptors can complete the trade for Lowry now. If Bayless is re-signed at a number close to his qualifying offer before the offer sheet to Fields is issued, the Raptors should not have to complete any further moves to accommodate both transactions.