Orlando Magic make a move for shootin...

Orlando Magic make a move for shooting guard Mikael Pietrus

There are 126 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Jul 8, 2008, titled Orlando Magic make a move for shooting guard Mikael Pietrus. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

The Orlando Magic are moving closer to signing shooting guard Mickael Pietrus as a free agent while waiting on Corey Maggette to make a decision.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Orlando Sentinel.

First Prev
of 7
Next Last
DBJORK

Denver, CO

#122 Jul 9, 2008
Solar Bear wrote:
<quoted text>
If the Magic could sign Dooling and stay under the cap, they wouldn't need his Bird rights. It's the Bird rights that allow them to exceed the cap. Yes, that makes it a soft cap. The mid-level and veterans exceptions also allow a team to exceed the cap. But, and read this carefully, any team whose payroll exceeds the cap will pay a dollar for dollar penalty and will lose their share of the pool of penalty dollars collected from other teams. There is no other way to avoid the luxury tax than to stay under the cap.
You must not have read the link I put on my post. It plainly said the team would not get penalized with the tax. The penalty would be not having the money to pursue free agents with anything more than just the exceptions.
Solar Bear

Lakeland, FL

#123 Jul 9, 2008
DBJORK wrote:
<quoted text>
You must not have read the link I put on my post. It plainly said the team would not get penalized with the tax. The penalty would be not having the money to pursue free agents with anything more than just the exceptions.
Okay, if you want to get technical, there are two caps. the NBA just released the numbers for the upcoming season. The salary cap is $58.68 million. With the contracts of Howard, Lewis, Nelson and the others, the Magic are already over that one. So you are right about having to use exceptions to add contracts. But, there is another cap. It is called the luxury tax threshhold. It is now set at $71.15 million. That's what the Magic are trying to stay under in signing Dooling and filling out the last two spots on the roster. There are NO EXCEPTIONS for going over it. If a team does, they will pay the luxury tax no matter what exceptions or rights they used to get there. Are we clear now? This is what Otis is working against.
Solar Bear

Lakeland, FL

#124 Jul 9, 2008
For you budding capologists out there, here is the Magic payroll for the upcoming season, not including Pietrus:

Rashard Lewis $17,238,000

Dwight Howard $13,041,250

Hidayet Turkoglu $6,864,200

Tony Battie $5,746,000

Jameer Nelson $5,555,555

Brian Cook $3,500,000

Keith Bogans $2,911,600

JJ Redick $2,139,720

Courtney Lee $1,176,240

James Augustine $700,000

Marcin Gortat $711,517
DBJORK

Denver, CO

#125 Jul 9, 2008
Solar Bear wrote:
<quoted text>
Okay, if you want to get technical, there are two caps. the NBA just released the numbers for the upcoming season. The salary cap is $58.68 million. With the contracts of Howard, Lewis, Nelson and the others, the Magic are already over that one. So you are right about having to use exceptions to add contracts. But, there is another cap. It is called the luxury tax threshhold. It is now set at $71.15 million. That's what the Magic are trying to stay under in signing Dooling and filling out the last two spots on the roster. There are NO EXCEPTIONS for going over it. If a team does, they will pay the luxury tax no matter what exceptions or rights they used to get there. Are we clear now? This is what Otis is working against.
your right,,my bad,,I need to go back to valencia and get edumacated..I stand corrected.
THE GUYS AT THE IRS

Windermere, FL

#126 Jul 10, 2008
Solar Bear wrote:
For you budding capologists out there, here is the Magic payroll for the upcoming season, not including Pietrus:

Rashard Lewis $17,238,000
Dwight Howard $13,041,250
Hidayet Turkoglu $6,864,200
Tony Battie $5,746,000
Jameer Nelson $5,555,555
Brian Cook $3,500,000
Keith Bogans $2,911,600
JJ Redick $2,139,720
Courtney Lee $1,176,240
James Augustine $700,000
Marcin Gortat $711,517
Dear Mr. DeVos:

Thanks for the list. It makes our job here a LOT easier. We're still going to audit Amway next month, though.

Oh, and as far as that Lewis guy is concerned: perhaps you should consider paying him by the basket, instead of the basketful as you are now.

Regards,

Your IRS

“Hate is a four letter word!”

Since: Dec 07

New York, NY

#127 Jul 10, 2008
Solar Bear wrote:
For those of you picking the Magic for 5th seed in the Eastern Conference, who in the Southeast Division is going to beat them? The Wizards are the only possibility, but they have shown no likelihood of staying healthy, and even if they do, the Magic are going to win more than last year's 52 games. D-12 keeps getting better, Battie will help with interior D, Pietrus and Lee will upgrade the SG position and Turk will give us scoring punch off the bench and still be Mr. 4th Quarter. Otis only needs to make a couple tweaks to have this team ready for a great season. I think they'll be in the hunt for the 1 or 2 seed all season long.
PG the Magic are very thin considering they have Nelson and trying to back him up with J.Williams.
Not a strong cast there.
PF/C Magic didn't add anything there in the draft and the only ones available now are the scrubs and don't tell me that Battie will make that much of a difference considering that in SVG's system Battie is just not going to run up and down the court.
SF Thank God for Hedo, Lewis would be better playing here, but because of not getting a PF/C in the draft or a good one in free agency Lewis will again be playing PF what a waste.
SG Bogans backup, Pietrus also a backup, Lee rookie, Redick don't know since SVG doesn't use him.
All of the teams in the Southeast alone improved in this draft except Atlanta since they didn't have a draft pick. Yet Atlanta was showing improvement at the end of the season and made the playoffs just ask the Celtics how much Atlanta improved.
Free agency and trades have helped everyone except the Magic who added yet another backup SG.

Your right picking the Magic to finish 5th was incorrect in fact after checking everyone else and how they have improved the Magic have a better chance of finishing 6th not 5th in the East thank you for pointing that out to me.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 7
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Keyon Dooling Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News NBA negotiations last 16 hours; more talks planned (Oct '11) Oct '11 Sammy 38
News Timberwolves 119, Bucks 118 (OT): Wolves win ga... (Oct '10) Oct '10 johnny 3
News Ex-Dillard star Dooling cut by New Jersey Nets (Jun '10) Jun '10 Manny Rodriguez 1
News Keyon Dooling still holds warm feelings for the... (Feb '09) Jun '09 Tree 16
News Magic lose number two seed chance in loss to Nets (Apr '09) Apr '09 LMAO 105
News Orlando Magic (58-21) at New Jersey Nets (32-47), (Apr '09) Apr '09 Knick Chick 1
News Wolves snap seven-game skid with victory over Nets (Mar '09) Mar '09 Tiffany 3
More from around the web