I didn't say it would be easy. I said I would have no problem taking them if I were betting. You bet on those role players. I would bet that they wouldn't sniff 60% from three.
Unless Westbrook never comes back, I don't see how Miami would be favored over OKC? The Heat have to worry about getting past the Pacers first..
Illegal would be the right word. He literally cannot walk because he is a restricted free agent.
1st round picks are shackled to the team that drafted them for the first 7-9 years of their career.
Now a guy like Lance can walk cause he was picked in round 2, so they're unrestricted after their rookie deal expires.
Once they pick up his QO, I'm pretty sure that he's a FA after that...however, he won't make as much on a max deal elsewhere in the league as he could w/ the Cavs.
He's not tied to the team for 7-9 years, bro
1) he can turn down an extension and sign a 1yr qualifying offer, but seeing as he will command the max I highly doubt he will turn down that money
or 2) he can sign the extension, but let it be known that he's going to walk in free agency , which would force the organization's hand to trade him for pieces instead of letting him go for nothing. We've seen it before, that is what Deron Williams did.
Edited by DT43 - 1/30/14 at 12:13pm