Why Chris Bosh, LeBron James, and Dwyane Wade won’t sign with Sacramento in 2010
It’s true. Quietly, the Kings have been hoarding cap space. In two years, they’ll chase mega free agents like Chris Bosh, LeBron James, and Dwyane Wade. Their efforts will be in vain. And Sacramento won’t get a chance to bring out the welcome mats for any one of the Team USA trio …
NBA News mixed with analysis:
Their News: Everyone’s talking about the Nets and Knicks, but on the low, the Kings are making moves to clear up a lot of cap space in 2010. At the moment, there’s only going to be three guaranteed salaries on Sacramento’s payroll that year — Kevin Martin ($11.1 million), Beno UdrihJohn Salmons ($5.8M) — and the rest of the Maloof’s money will be available if they wanna make a run at LeBron, D-Wade, Chris Bosh and the rest of that summer’s free agents. ($6.6M) and (Dimemag.com, Fox Sports)
Our Quick Analysis: It’s true. Quietly, the Kings have been hoarding cap space. In two years, they’ll chase mega free agents like Chris Bosh, LeBron James, and Dwyane Wade.
Their efforts will be in vain. Sacramento won’t get a chance to bring out the welcome mat for any of the Team USA trio.
The Kings have plenty to offer, starting with money. The franchise will have the cap space to tender a max contract. And the two men signing the checks, Joe and Gavin Maloof, are considered the NBA’s best owners. Of course, Kevin Martin is an up-and-coming star.
But location is the major problem. I’m referring to Sacramento’s conference, not their market size or so-called ‘country’ lifestyle. Bosh, James, and Wade realize their best chance at winning an NBA Title is in the Eastern Conference, not the competitive west.
If these three change teams, they’ll still stay out east, away from L.A., San Antonio, New Orleans and the other half dozen squads competing for a playoff birth and spot in the NBA Finals.
The Kings are in the middle of an impressive rebuilding effort. But they’ll have to add to their roster via trade because Bosh, James, or Wade probably won’t change conferences in July of 2010.
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