but OKC will struggle against well built teams. They can have all the experience they want. but they need to develop further and if they dont get it done within 2 maybe 3 seasons. something is wrong with the roster
Alright what might be some logical destinations for these guys since I hope most or all get moved for some younger assets:
Emeka Okafor: Owed $12.6 this year, $13.6 next year, and has a player option that I don't see how he takes for $14.6 the year after. That's a beast of a contract that I can't see anyone taking on this year. He'd be a nice fit on a team like Dallas that just lost their defensive C, but they don't really have the assets, the cap room, or probably the desire to take on a deal that large. He's a smart professional though that would probably benefit whatever young bigs the Hornets draft next year though.
Trevor Ariza: Owed $6.7 this year, $7.2 next year, and has a player option that I'm sure he'll take for $7.7 the year after. Same deal as Emeka, although this one is easier to swallow since it isn't so huge. I'm trying to think of a team that has plenty of scoring but could use a guy that can defend the 2/3 well. The Spurs maybe if they really want to try an eek out another shot at the title, but I just can't see them being willing to take on a deal like that. Possible amnesty candidate later on.
Carl Landry: Expiring deal, owed $8.75 million this year. I can't imagine it will be too hard moving him for some assets. He's can easily contribute and is an expiring, so hopefully we're already figuring out a destination that has some younger pieces where he would be willing to extend his deal.
Chris Kaman: Expiring deal, owed $12.2 million this year. Same deal as Landry. There has got to be some retarded GM out there who is all "zomg former all star available just for some draft pickz???!?!!?!1" and we can get some value from his ugly ass.
well the cavs forum is convinced yall will be shipping okafor plus a lottery pick for jamison as a salary dump