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« on: August 13, 2007, 05:05:54 pm »
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The Golden State Warriors have requested waivers on center Adonal Foyle after reaching a contractual buyout agreement, Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Chris Mullin announced today. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released.

“We will certainly miss Adonal’s presence, both on and off the court,” said Mullin. “However, we think this move is in the best interest of both parties as we move forward. Adonal was a true professional in every sense of the word during his decade-long tenure with the Warriors. We wish him the best as he begins the next phase of his career.”

Foyle, 32, was originally drafted by the Warriors with the eighth overall selection in the 1997 NBA Draft and has spent his entire 10-year NBA career with Golden State. This past season, he appeared in 48 games, averaging 2.2 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.04 blocks in 10.0 minutes per contest. In 641 career games overall, he has averaged 4.4 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.78 blocks per contest. Among the Warriors’ all-time career leaders, Foyle currently ranks first in blocked shots (1,140), fifth in offensive rebounds (1,221), sixth in defensive rebounds (2,006) and seventh in games played (641).

http://realgm.com/src_wiretap_archives/47596/20070813/warriors_waive_adonal_foyle/


Finally, getting rid of one of the worst contracts in the league. Congrats GS fans.
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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2007, 09:24:58 pm »
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OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!! this is huge!!!!!!!!!!

mullin must be ready to make a move. this frees up so much cap space.
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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2007, 01:46:48 am »
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OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!! this is huge!!!!!!!!!!

mullin must be ready to make a move. this frees up so much cap space.


no cap space freed ... unless foyle agreed on a big discount on his buy out which i doubt ... they probably saved around 2-3 mil from the 19 mil !!!! they owe him the next 2 yrs ... at least the 3rd (and last yr) is 1mil guaranteed only

but indeed this shows that they may use the trade exception they received from charlotte nad not pay too much luxury tax this yr

what is interesting also is that many teams will try to sign foyle for about 2 mil ... and suddenly an overpaid almost forgotten center will have many suitors ... what a difference a contract makes...
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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2007, 07:24:47 am »
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Contra Costa Times: "According to a person with knowledge of the negotiations, Foyle agreed to accept $13 million of the nearly $20 million he was due in order to get out of his contract ... With the $13 million payoff, Foyle's salary will account for $5.9 million on this season's salary cap, saving the Warriors $3 million based on Foyle's presettlement salary. During the 2008-09 season, when the Warriors would presumably have to start paying starting center Andris Biedrins and guard Monta Ellis big money, Foyle would count $6.4 million against the cap -- a savings of $3.4 million. He would get the remaining $700,000 or so in the third season."

it looks like foyle made a very big and unusual discount to the warriors giving up almost 7 mil !!!

this means that he really wants to play basketball and contribute elsewhere

also as i predicted several teams in need of a shot blocking backup center already have expressed interest
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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2007, 09:19:16 pm »
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finally they get rid of this huge thorn in their side, paying all this money for someone who never plays a minute
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« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2007, 06:57:17 pm »
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i actually expected him gone last year.  hopefully with his departure we see some more of POB.
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