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section214 of Sactown Royalty fame (who we invited to participate) wrote three, extensive and well-thought responses, we figured we'd run his work as an entire guest post . Hey, thanks for inviting me over to the Kingdom. The offices here are much more plush than that dungeon TZ has us writing out of. And the brandy and cigars are a very nice touch. I guess “Insider” sales must be pretty brisk. I’ve given this subject a lot of thought, and by that I mean that I really have not given it much thought at all. But a gig’s a gig, and as this helps meet the requirements of my work release program, I appreciate the opportunity. ... More
James Ham, Jonathan Santiago and special contributor Greg Wissinger, associate editor at Sactown Royalty, toss out a few players they'd like to see the Kings chase when free agency begins Friday. ... More
Marcus Thornton should be hearing from the Kings very soon, reports Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee this ... More
Larry Coon is author of the NBA Salary Cap FAQ and he joins James Ham and Jonathan Santiago to break down aspects of the new deal in today's Cowbell Kingdom Podcast. Highlights
- On the new amnesty rule: "I think this is cool. I think one of the things the league needs more of is silent auctions and that's what they got here."
- Today is the day B-List issues in the new CBA are being addressed. What's Coon's take on one of those minor issues - the draft age limit? I was thinking that the age limit was something the players would use as a trade chip. They would say: "Alright, you want the higher age limit? We'll give it to you as long you give us something else here, " and I think that's something that might happen when they start talking about it.
- What does this new CBA mean for free agents and the NBA trade market today? "For a team like the Kings, I think restricted free agents are going to be more in play because they shortened the matching period for the original team from seven days to three days. Now other teams aren't going to be tying up their salary so much and they're going to be more willing to go after other team's players."
Listen after the jump... ... More
has landed the new tentative agreement. While many are focusing on the finer nuances of the BRI split and exceptions, Kings fans should be looking at two specific items. First and foremost, a new provision requires all teams spend a minimum of 85% of the $58-million cap. What does that mean Kings fans? The Maloof family must spend at least $49.3 million in salary this season. Why is this important? The Sacramento Kings currently have roughly $31.8 million in dedicated salary after signing rookie first round pick Jimmer Fredette. That leaves a whopping $17.5 million to spend on retaining restricted free agent Marcus Thornton, as well as signing second round picks Isaiah Thomas and Tyler Honeycutt. $17.5 is the MINIMUM. In total, the Kings are approximately $26.2 million under the salary cap. Now, here is something new and exciting for you CBA geeks out there. Yes, there is an amnesty clause which allows every team in the league to jettison one player off of their current roster without either luxury tax or salary cap implications. BUT, there is something new hiding in the proposal which might come in handy for the Sacramento Kings. ... More
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Is it true The lockout over ?
The lockout OVER no more peanut better n jelly sandwiches n Ramen noodlleeee
Marcus Thornton figures to be one of the top free agent options when the NBA resumes business. But the lockout, 140 days and counting, has kept his big payday on hold. So like the rest of us, he waits. "I wasn't expecting for it to go this long," Thornton said over the phone from Louisiana of the league work stoppage. "I'm just sitting back and waiting until everything is done and see what happens then." ... More