Comments on: SCH Mailbag: Your Questions Needed The ESPN TrueHoop Utah Jazz Site Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:22:43 +0000 hourly 1 By: Mewko Tue, 24 Jun 2014 22:10:44 +0000 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?

By: musiccynic Tue, 24 Jun 2014 18:39:52 +0000 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!

By: Dan Clayton Tue, 24 Jun 2014 14:34:30 +0000 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.”

By: Dan Clayton Tue, 24 Jun 2014 14:31:51 +0000 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!

By: Andrew Tue, 24 Jun 2014 05:21:15 +0000 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?