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Blazers Issue Threat to the League!!!!!!!!

blazerhopeful just reported in a fanshot link that the Blazers issue a league wide warning (i used the word "threat") to GMs and Presidents of NBA teams trying to sign Miles:

Here's some juicy excerpts:

"The Portland Trail Blazers will take all necessary steps to safeguard its rights, including, without limitation, litigation,'' wrote Blazers president Larry Miller in an e-mail addressed late Thursday night to all NBA team presidents and general managers. SI.com was provided access to the memo by an NBA team executive.

"Team Presidents and General Managers,

"The Portland Trail Blazers are aware that certain teams may be contemplating signing Darius Miles to a contract for the purpose of adversely impacting the Portland Trail Blazers Salary Cap and tax positions. Such conduct from a team would violate its fiduciary duty as an NBA joint venturer. In addition, persons or entities involved in such conduct may be individually liable to the Portland Trail Blazers for tortuously interfering with the Portland Trail Blazers' contract rights and perspective economic opportunities.

"Please be aware that if a team engages in such conduct, the Portland Trail Blazers will take all necessary steps to safeguard its rights, including, without limitation, litigation.''

A team executive said it was "unprecedented'' for an NBA team to threaten a lawsuit against a rival for signing a player who is a free agent.

Full Link:

Full Article from Sports Illustrated

I personally think this is intense but it will backfire...

  • GMs and Presidents have egos...they don't like to be threaten
  • KP will have a harder time trading players because some GMs will find this insulting.
  • Miles will sue
  • David Stern might get mad since he likes to be in control.

Why didn't the BLazers just wait and take it up with the League and Stern? 

I guess Mile's cap space is a BIG DEAL.  I don't know why, but this makes things sooo much more exciting before the trade deadline.

Edit:  after much discussion and paranoia, seems to me the Blazers will be fine...thanks again BEdge members for a fun night.

 

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