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07-24-2012, 11:32 PM
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and they'll still be out 28M for 2 years of his services and teams will still try to bend them over knowing another 13M is due july 1. really, the only way this whole episode works out for nashville is if weber plays there for the bulk of his contract and there is a much stronger revenue sharing built into the new cba. otherwise the team is going to be hurt financially to some extent because of the extreme structure of the deal.
I don't think so.
1) any attempt to screw Nashville over in a trade using July 1 as leverage is doomed to backfire. Nashville will just pay the $13m and then keep Weber for the entire year. Screw yourself worse than you screw Nashville in that scenario, at least they has a norris level guy.
2) Weber is VERY wanted. Just as Nashville might want to avoid the $13m hit, any trading team would want to get the deal done before Nashville keeps him for a year. It's a 2-way deadline, and you are dealing for a guy you really want. Hardball really only works when the player is overpaid, underperforming, forcing a team to trade them, and a surplus luxury to your team.
3) A dozen other teams are after him too. More than one of them will not play hardball.
You don't **** around in a situation like that, find a mutual deal then bang july 1 deal and pay.
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