SCH Mailbag: Your Questions Needed

June 23rd, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
If Favors is really on the block, how would that work? Submit your cap questions here. (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)

If Favors is really on the block, how would that work? Submit your cap questions here. (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)

It’s time to get down to business.

The next two to three weeks will be among the most interesting of the year for NBA fans, particularly those of rebuilding team. There is already a persistent hum of rumors involving the Jazz, and the volume will only increase leading up to the draft and free agency. It can also get increasingly complex, with a complicated set of rules governing every potential transaction. But don’t worry; we’ve got you covered.

This week we’ll be reaching into the SCH Mailbag to answer your questions about the salary and trade rules that will dictate what the Jazz do over the coming weeks as they build their team and their future. We want to know what Jazz-related questions you have about cap space, draft-day trades, post-draft trades, cap holds, free agency, restricted free agency, and any other CBA-related issues.

Submit your question in the comments below, or Tweet/DM @danclayt0n (that’s a zero). I’ll grab as many as possible and attach answers well before the Draft on Thursday so you know what the options are before Adam Silver takes the podium.

And…go!

Dan Clayton

Dan Clayton

Dan covered Utah Jazz basketball for more than 10 years, including as a radio analyst for the team’s Spanish-language broadcasts from 2010 to 2014. He now lives and works in New York City where his hobbies include complaining about League Pass, finding good doughnut shops and dishing out assists for the Thoreau It Down team in the Word Bookstore basketball league.
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5 Comments

  1. Andrew says:

    With the talk about Favors and #5 for Jarrett Jack and #1, I was wondering about salary matching requirements? Do draft picks nullify salary matching requirements, or are the requirements just not strictly enforced in the offseason?

    • Dan Clayton says:

      They are enforced, but there’s a tricky way around for a team with pending cap space. I’ll cover that in the mailbag piece, for sure. Thanks, Andrew!

  2. Dan Clayton says:

    For my own sanity (and maybe to jog others’ curiosity a bit), here are some of the questions I’ve been getting on Twitter.

    @shottyjon: “I am intrigued by the Asik and Lins deal. They basically have massive deferred compensation in the last year. Does the CBA really not allow Houston to pay the deferred compensation they are only limited to the $3.3 M in cash? If so, how on earth can Houston trade them”

    @shottyjon: “Another question related to Hayward. I know the Jazz can’t match and then trade, but could they do a sign and trade with him?”

    @ghostofLHM: “What is a good $ for Hayward in you opinion? And what do you think he will get? Do the Jazz match that offer? Thanks.”

  3. musiccynic says:

    First question: how effective is the CBA at really limiting teams’ salaries? For instance, with Anthony and James both opting out of their contracts, what is stopping a team like the Nets of Mavs from keeping their current payroll the way it is, while simultaneously offering each of those men $50 million a year?

    Second question: what happened to Raul Neto? The Jazz supposedly “picked” him last year. Do they still have some rights to him? If so, how does that work with him having a contract with a professional team overseas for the last year? Does Neto factor into what the Jazz are building this year?

    Third question: is there an all-encompassing source available online where one can learn the ins and out of all these rules?

    Thanks! Love SCH!

  4. Mewko says:

    Are teams going to trade the players they selected post draft?
    For example, we come to Cleveland a few days after the draft and offer Burks, Embiid, and Favors for Andrew Wiggins and Jarret Jack.
    Would Cleveland be less likely to do the trade, just because it’s after the draft?

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