DVauthrin wrote:Waiving Donatas Motiejunas(costs nothing since he plays in Europe right now)
We'll need to talk about how this works. I have two players on the inactive list who are playing overseas and I was under the impressions that if I waived them now, they would count against the cap for the .75 of this year and .5 for subsequent. Otherwise you've just freed up a roster space, salary cap space, and won't be penalized until they come into the league. I don't like the idea of trying to monitor this situation for forever. Plus when does his contract become waived for you? When he signs or when he plays?
I feel if you waive them before they come to the NBA, it shouldn't cost you anything at all. With overseas players, you just have their draft rights. You negotiate the contract once they come over. By waiving him, I'm just forfeiting control of his draft rights. Motiejunas.5M contract wouldn't have been negotiated until he was coming over to the NBA. That's how NBA teams do it with their international draft picks. They have to pay their international team a fee to get the right to negotiate with the player. Once they do that, they negotiate a contract following NBA slotting rules.
It makes no sense to have them not count against your cap if they aren't in the NBA, but if you choose to cut them you have to buy them out.