- Jul 15, 2005
I mean great, so we're arguing that they should pay a large tax bill next year, almost certainly not win a title (because with Gordon's Boston luck he's going to blow out his knee debarking a flight to Orlando), then gut the team by letting Hayward walk and not replacing him (because as a taxpayer they'll only have the lesser MLE available), praying that Langford and #14 make major leaps forward? One of either Hayward or Walker is going, and honestly I'd rather it be Walker. But due to circumstance it's going to be Hayward.You are arguing against a straw man. Next year, Tatum is still on the rookie scale. After that, Hayward is either gone or will have agreed to stay on a discounted deal (I wouldn’t bank on this but it’s the one way he stays). There is no foreseeable season where Tatum and Hayward are both on this roster and are both making $30+ million.
Of course, if Kemba's OK with being amnestied, or alternatively traded to the Knicks, I'm fine with that too.