Posted by: Jazzaholic on July 18th, 2012The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
Ahhhh, turn about is indeed fair play.
The Blazers have offered up a couple of “poison pills”, Millsap and Matthews, in the last couple of years to the Jazz.
Finally, the Timber Wolves did the job of forcing a “poison pill” down the throat of the Blazers!
The Wolves signed RFA Batum four-year deal at $46.4 million, with bonuses, that could bring it to $50 million, which the Blazers had to swallow hard and accept.
That’s about double what the Blazers wanted to spend and will play havoc with their salary cap for years to come.
Last spring I wrote about wishing the Jazz had the cap space to give the Blazers some of their own medicine. Fortunately the Wolves were at the Blazers doorstep on July 1st, howling at the moon and wanting blood.
Billionaire Paul Allen has been micromanaging for years, causing all kinds of problems internally and externally. I wonder if Jerry could see the writing on the wall and decided he didn’t want a bunch more problems to deal with, when he turned down the Blazer’s coaching job.
Thanks for the Wrath of Kahn.
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