Friday, August 08, 2008

Grizzlies Offer Josh Smith $58 Million

There's little information beyond that included in the post's title. Report comes from the Memphis Commercial Appeal (HT: Micah at Hawks BasketBlog). The Hawks have seven days to match the offer.

For those interested in contemplating a sign-and-trade, here's the Memphis roster with salary information though the Grizzlies have sufficient cap room to sign Smith without giving anyone up.

Ballhype: hype it up!


Anonymous said...

Match the offer today and be done with this already. The Hawks' management is even dumber than the Packers'.

Anonymous said...

And here I thought that this offseason was a complete no brainer for any GM and even our ownership group. Resign the Joshes and try to find a bargain by adding cheap bench players. I'm not really brimming with confidence. Is Josh Smith going to leave because he hates Mike Woodson? Did Rick Sund choose a failing head coach over two of the teams four best players?

Bret LaGree said...

I don't think Rick Sund chose the head coach.

Furthermore, I think his willingness to waive the right to pick the head coach is precisely why he got the job.

It's ownership that entered the off-season with insultingly modest goal of keeping together a 37-win team. They've failed to do even that.

Anonymous said...

The offer has been MATCHED... panic over