Originally Posted by WILLTHETHRILL
I know it sounds crazy but remember this trade?????????
Kurt Thomas deal back in 2007.
Phoenix will send Seattle its own 2008 and 2010 first-round picks. The Suns will receive a conditional 2009 second-round pick from Seattle (via Orlando).
All that for just him? Remember Thomas was flipped for another first rounder to the Spurs. Well the Suns were trying to free up some cap money and got a trade exemption in the process. Also Bonner's deal has less years then Joel's deal. Miami has a luxury tax bill over twice the amount the Spurs do. It's not a basketball trade for the Heat. From a basketball side it looks like a huge ripoff. And yes I might have gone mad but that is nothing recent......lol
Thing to keep in mind for Miami is that they will earn repeat offender luxury tax status and this will keep them from offering guys the full MLE as there is only a reduced $3mil for (I think) two years for repeat offenders. This will seriously impair their ability to bring in complementary pieces.