Salary cap set at $49.5M
The cap is set at $49.5 million, and the midlevel exception will be $5M even.
"It's the same old stuff. People always need to blame somebody and, now that I'm back, I'm the perfect candidate. They probably didn't know who to blame last year, did they?"
"This is positively the most frightening thing I've read this off-season."
"I don't know how much to trust this - but if the Jazz bring back Tag' I will be convinced that Scott Layden is doing much more than just assistant coaching this team."
"NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This better not be true!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
"I can't even begin to tell you how pissed I will be if this proves true."
"Now I'm going to puke until I bleed."
"This must be how it feels to be a Clippers fan."
Without even setting foot in the gym, Jameel Pugh is reminded how far behind he is from his workout buddies.
The evidence is in the parking lot.
Alongside Bobby Jackson's Aston Martin and Jerome James' Hummer sits what Pugh calls his "Maroon Escalade" - a beat-up '94 Ford Explorer with more than 200,000 miles on the odometer."
"Wells can be a first-class knucklehead, but much of his unhappiness over the years can be traced to playing time (a career average of fewer than 23 minutes per game). If he starts for Adelman, that's no issue - and what Wells gives the Kings in return is a player who can make a shot, post up a defender and crash inside."
"But he compares favorably to Mobley in a couple of key areas important to our squad at this point - rebounding, assists and steal. For his career, Wells is averaging almost 3 more boards, 0.6 assists and 0.9 steals per 48 than Mobley. ... And it appears a big problem in Memphis for Wells was playing time. He played less than 25 minutes per game in Memphis. His minutes (and overall numbers) were much better in Portland. ...it's reasonable to think Bonzi could get 30-35 minutes per game..."
The Kings are trying to acquire such a player through a sign-and-trade and continue to discuss those with agent Mark Bartelstein, among others.
The Sacramento Kings are a tough act to follow, literally.
SKB does the dirty work so you can forget about the blood, sweat and tears.
Oh, you'll still need the tears in April, though.