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06-28-2013, 08:59 AM
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Originally Posted by GAGLine View Post
To me, it has nothing to do with Richard's play. I believe he can and will rebound next season. But I don't believe that he will be a productive player until he is 40, nor do I believe that he will play until he is 40. The last 3 years of his deal, he makes 1 mil per year. I can't see him sticking around for that.

IMO, the one and only reason for buying him out is because his contract has the potential to screw us on the cap recapture penalties. That's why he has to be bought out this year. If it wasn't for that, I'd say keep him and see if he can find his game again, then try to trade him at some point before he falls off a cliff.
Game. Set. Match.

This mentality of "well, hes better than other options," while true, doesnt take the big picture into account at all.

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