Originally Posted by Lakers_Kobe_Fan
it was....Even if pau plays @Center you need him for the long haul....Kaman is going to back Pau and play good mins...
Pau is not young where he can log 38 mins....
all these old guys nash/kobe/pau need solid backups and need to go 3 deep to save them of any injuries...
i thought a coach at any level would understand that
Can't resist hurling insults can you? Completely immature and unnecessary.
I don't think anyone understood nor answered a single one of my questions.
I do not believe for one minute that there was a market for Kaman at $3 million......I believe we panicked and paid him more than double his current value. Look at what we got a young scorer Nick Young for......that was a steal!!!!
Obviously I wasn't saying that we didn't need a backup center, that wouldn't be the least bit intelligent.
I think someone mixed up my main point which was the salary cap issues, things that GTS and So Cal Mike understood best, even better than I do......now there seems to be a great lack of understanding of this issue.
This was copied and pasted from the linked article below;
• 2011 CBA: Teams pay $1 for every $1 their salary is above the luxury-tax threshold in 2011-12 and 2012-13. Starting in 2012-13, teams pay an incremental tax that increases with every $5 million above the tax threshold ($1.50, $1.75, $2.50, $3.25, etc.). Teams that are repeat offenders (paying tax at least four out of the past five seasons) have a tax that is higher still -- $1 more at each increment ($2.50, $2.75, $3.50, $4.25, etc.).
• Who benefits? I'll tell you which teams don't benefit -- the perennial taxpayers, like the Lakers and Mavericks. When the league was unable to negotiate a hard cap, they settled for the next best thing -- a more punitive luxury tax that will make teams think twice before committing to a higher payroll. For example, the Lakers' tax bill in 2011 (when the tax was dollar-for-dollar) was about $19.9 million. Under the new system, being that far over the tax line would cost them $44.68 million. If they were a repeat offender (paying tax at least four of the previous five years) they would owe $64.58 million!
That being said, my point of WHEN are you considered to be liable for over the cap fees (Nothing to do with the collection date!!!!)
Is it at the start of the season, after the trade deadline or at the end of the season.
In other words to make it SIMPLE, if you start the season over the cap but get under the cap before the trade deadline will you have to pay any fees?
To answer an earlier post, "I" do not care about the Buss money either.....but it makes a difference to them if being a repeat over the cap offender will cost them an extra 30 million instead of an extra 10 million.......there is a logical cut off point for how much you are willing to spend so what we do this year in relation to the cap could have a HUGE impact on what we do in the future.
Of course being a veteran coach I understand this