Do some teams do sign and trades when the player could just sign as a free agent?
In the case with Kyrie, he would get a max deal and we would get some kind of asset. But the team acquiring would be reluctant wouldn't they?
In the case of Terry we can match any deal then trade him to that team right? So we would have a little more leverage.
I'm wondering if Danny is comfortable taking a chance on Kyrie, with a back up plan of Terry. Can't wait for June 30th.
Last question. Can we sign and trade a player with another player on our team? So sign and Trade a guy like Terry and Tatum for like Booker and TJ Warren? (Not saying I'd do it, but it would be interesting)
Nick already commented on the sign-and-trade stuff, so I want to comment on the bolded part:
No, but also yes. If Terry signs an offer sheet from another team and we chose to match it, we would be prohibited from trading him to that team for a year (we could trade him to any of the other 28 teams in the league starting on January 15th (it might actually be December 15th, I'd need to look into that more)
However, if Terry came to an agreement with a team (WITHOUT signing an offer sheet) and they thought we were going to match it, they could work out a sign and trade with us. They can't trade us something in exchange for not matching the salary, but a sign and trade would be okay (even though it basically works out to be the same thing)