Gone, but not forgotten... RIP RP
And definitely agree with you on journalists. ESPECIALLY sports journalists. Especially local sports journalists. Especially local sports journalists when it comes to the Skins. And especially 106.7 (if you can even call them journalists).
For those interested, Kansas vs Georgetown is gonna be on ESPN2 in about 20 minutes. The player to watch there is DC-native Thomas Robinson on Kansas. #0, a 6'8" PF. DX has him at #6 in their top 100.
Tyshawn Taylor - PG - #10 - Kansas (#53 on DX)
Elijah Johnson - combo guard - #15 - Kansas (#70 DX)
Hollis Thompson - SF - #1 - Georgetown (#79 DX)
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Robinson just picked the PG's pocket, went coast to coast annnnd...rimmed the dunk. Still, very impressive for a big man. Already had one dunk to start the game.
The NBA is back!
How do I feel about the fact that we'll finally get to watch the most exciting young player in DC this season?
So glad we can actually talk about on the court issues.
Any guesses on what happens with Nick Young?
DC Sports: The Curse Is Real
Heard from Jan Vesely's European agent, is putting travel plans etc. in place. Ended his email with "See you in DC." #Wizards
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Any word on whether the new deal has a clause that allows a team to get out of one bad contract so it doesn't count against the salary cap? I know it was being discussed at one point.
I think teams are going to be cautious about giving away lucrative contracts in the first year of the new CBA. I suspect we'll resign Young at a fairly modest deal.
Happy #NBA is back. I have a feeling Trevor Booker made himself a lot better during the lockout. He'll b a star for my #Wizards this year.
The new agreement (or at least the one released to players before -- haven't seen any reported change in the current proposal) raises the team salary floor to 85 percent of the salary cap (it was at 75 percent) for the first two years, followed by 90 percent thereafter. The salary cap for this season will be identical to the cap for last year, with the only difference being that it's all pro-rated. Last year's salary cap was $58 million. Eighty-five percent of $58 million is ... $49.3 million.
As you can see, then, the Wizards still need to spend some money. Take away the qualifying offers for Young, Owens, Jeffers and Ndiaye, and the Wizards' total team salary will be $41,575,733. That means the Wizards will need $7,724,267 on at least four players in order to reach the minimum salary floor. Lots of that can go to Young, so it's not like this is insurmountable, but it's worth noting.
But here's the thing: this is all with Lewis on the team. If the Wizards use the amnesty clause on Lewis, that means 75 percent of his salary will be wiped away from the cap. Therefore, the Wizards will need to spend another $16,614,000 just to reach the salary floor, raising the total amount they need to spend to $24,338,267.
That's the big reason why I doubt Lewis will actually be amnesty'd. This is a weak free agent class, and given where the Wizards are in the rebuilding stage, I strongly doubt they'll want to spend that much money this summer. Instead, they'll keep Lewis, let him go next year and give themselves more money to spend in 2012, when there are a ton of marquee free agents available. That would be the smart play, at least.
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DC Sports: The Curse Is Real
Ooh, spend that 16+ mil on Dwight!
Can you imagine Wall, Vesely, McGee, and Dwight all on the floor? Most athletic team ever.
Are we allowed to save our amnesty clause for next year? If so, then yeah I'd go ahead and do that. Shard can at least man the SF position for a year until we get another with what should be a high lotto pick in 2012. Then we amnesty Shard and make a run at Howard. Wall/l2012 pick/Howard is a hell of a trio and Young, Crawford, Blatche, Vesley, and Booker are a good supporting cast. Can't forget Singleton and Mack who we also drafted this past year.
"In 2012 the Redskins are gonna be the NFC East champions, and that starts right f–king today.” Kyle Shanahan, 1/1/12
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