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03-17-2013, 04:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Matthew View Post
Seven years with the cap-circumventing joke 2 or 3 years tacked on at the end, though. This whole lockout nonsense makes it tough to make these hard decisions like trades and buyouts on underperforming players. If they feel like they have to pull the trigger, they gotta do it. They literally cannot afford to make a mistake on Richards and that contract.
I agree that cap-circ. deals were kind of BS but in this case it wouldn't matter; they would probably have to amnesty him anyway.

He would have gotten he's money (around 50 mil.) some other way. 6x8 or 7x7. That would still be 4 or 5 years after this season and 3 or 4 after next season; way too much at that cap hit if he doesn't bounce back.

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