Posted by: Jazzaholic on December 31st, 2012The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
The Bulls are looking to shed $3.24m to get them under the Luxury Tax. They are shopping Rip Hamilton $5m (+$5m NONguaranteed), without much interest, despite his NBA clippings.
The Jazz are looking to get rid of Toxic Raja, $3.48m.
The trade would decrease Chicago’s payroll by $1.52m and their luxury tax by $2.28m. A total savings of $3.8m
The Jazz get rid of toxic waste and get a serviceable player in Hamilton, 34 year old , 6-7, 193 lb G,
13.6 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 2.2 apg in 26.3 minutes.
The Bull, if not satisfied with Toxic Raja, can buy him out before March 1st and get under the luxury tax level and Raja could be signed by a contender.
Both teams MAY make the playoffs, but really are going nowhere fast.
If the Jazz like Hamilton, he has a NONguaranteed $5m next year, so it’s even better than an expiring contract.
Who says no?
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