OK, I know I'm jumping the gun, and at the same time this woudl have been better timed a month ago, but I'm wondering if those in the know could identify the buyers in the free agent market of 2010.
I also could use some illumination on cap impacts of guys with expiring contracts, such as Travis and Blake. If these expiring contracts are valuable to other teams, aren't they also valuable to us?
In short, I'm simply asking: are the Blazers buyers, sellers, big buyers in the big free agent market of 2010 or not, and who might our trading partners be?
If we want to sign somebody, can we simply not trade Blake, not re-sign him, and have the $4m or so as some kind of 'slot' into which we can sign a free agent? Or does some other trading partner get more of a benefit from his expiring than we would? (Never understood why we just didn't use RLEC last year ourselves, e.g.)
Thanks all for any enlightenment you can provide,...