Joined: Sep 2020
This deal is a great one for CBJ, but it creates issues long term. The high priced second year will inflate the inevitable qualifying offer, and in turn the starting point for negotiations next time around. It’s the reason CBJ were hoping to get him signed long term here - avoid his price going up, while also getting a bit of a discount with the cap staying flat the next two years. Instead PLD gets to sit out the flat cap and re-negotiate right as the market is allowed to open up again.
More concerning for me is, like people have pointed out. that during the same offseason, CBJ will have Dubois, Domi, Boone, Jones, Werenski, Elvis, and Korpi all hitting FA.
Gonna be a fun one 🤦♂️