As we all know, the first two weeks of the NBA season were canceled...to no surprise. I found an interesting article by Paul Coro explaining all the moneys current Suns players would lose within that time period.
Steve Nash: $962,929.
Marcin Gortat: $559,229.
Josh Childress: $494,117.
Channing Frye: $461,176.
Mickael Pietrus: $436,470.
Hakim Warrick: $354,118.
Jared Dudley: $350,000.
You can read more about it here: http://www.azcentral.com/sports/suns/articles/2011/10/19/20111019phoenix-suns-nba-lockout-salary-lost.html#ixzz1bL91rsCn
Personally, I don't care.
Vince Carter is not included, although he is technically still a Sun, because it would be insane to pay him the $18 million salary on the last year of his contract when it is not fully guaranteed. The Suns negotiated an extension on the deadline to waive him and pay him the $4 million that he is guaranteed. The full salary now would become guaranteed on the new start of free agency, whenever that may be. Until Then, the Suns created a window to explore trade options once league business resumes. -Coro
I hope that clarifies the current situation with VC better? Concerning the last sentence, I previously didn't know about that. For some reason I had gotten the idea from others around here that Vince couldn't or was unlikely to be traded because it's not what the $arver has in mind. I suppose I just misunderstood?
You guys might also want to check this out. Nothings official, but even the possibility that they might have new Suns unis in the works is probably the most exciting news I've heard since the lockout began on July 1st. I'm not expecting to hear anything more on it anytime soon, but still... I'm excited:D
So what do you folks think?
Oh, and from now on I will be including a link to the trade machine in my articles to encourage more rosterbation. You're Welcome!