Originally Posted by BrooklynBound
You can't combine the trade exception with anything. It can only be used in a trade (ie TE for a player) We can't even combine a player of our own with the TE to make a trade. My basic point is, there is zero chance we get SAR.
The Nets are going to have to wait and see what the market is for Rahim. If he is willing to play for the MLE, in which he would probably sacrifice 3 million this season, the Nets are a contender for him. I think his first preference would be Cleveland who has the money under the cap to spend, something alot of teams probably will not this season(I think most winning teams are all at least a few million over the cap---Seattle may also be under but once they sign Allen will be in much tougher shape). The other thing they could try to do is use the TE with someone like a Ron Mercer and a draft pick and try to work out a sign and trade with the Blazers. Their TE has to be used by the end of July or I believe they lose it
I don't think the Nets can go after RFA until the end. Too much of a risk. If a RFA signs an offer sheet, we tie up our money in one guy for a week while everyone else signs elswhere, and we can only offer the MLE so it will be easy for other teams to match.