So how about that Hidayet Turkoglu guy? right? As most of us know, he has an early termination option this coming off-season (or would make 7,354,500), and it feels entirely certain that (unlike most guys with ETO) he could opt out and get a lot more money.
Or can he? Who is going to pay him this money? Can the Magic keep him for less than a max contract after giving the same thing to Rashard?
So what is it worth to do to get this guy? Nothing, everything, a particular minimum amount (i have a hard time wanting to give anyone more than 12mil guaranteed for 3 years)... we are going to be limited by our cap space for outright free agency, but I imagine that the magic would want to get something back even if they know that they cannot keep this guy (or can they? it would seem that howard, lewis, nelson, and turkoglu all demand some dough)
or is Hidayet just too darn ugly for you to want him to be a Blazer? or do you even have some legit basketball reason (slow, lacking defense, we don't need another small forward tweener, etc) other than money as to why you don't want Hedo?
Or would you like to talk about someone else? Lindsay Hunter, Tyronn Lue, and Brevin Knight will all be unrestricted free agents, that's something exciting to talk about.