20 Aug 2021 12:24:31
Pels - Bulls

Pels = Markkanen (3 yrs - $45-48)

Bulls = 2 - '22 2nd rd pics; Gabriel (roster spot or waive)

** Just can't see giving a 1st Rd pic up in this situation

1.) 20 Aug 2021
20 Aug 2021 13:04:26
Whatever cap space the Pels had just went to the Hart resigning.

2.) 20 Aug 2021
20 Aug 2021 13:21:16
They created a $17mil TPE and still have that available!

3.) 20 Aug 2021
20 Aug 2021 15:42:50
@tomtowing ummm. According to NBA. com's transaction website, there is no $17 mil TPE from the Memphis-New Orleans trade (Aug 7th) because teams expanded the trade to include the S&T of Graham with Charlotte into the trade. So essentially, NO used the TPE space to S&T for Graham. Additionally, this trade has been finalized so may not be altered.

This also explains whey Spotrac. com does not show a $17 mil TPE for New Orleans as well.

Also, be aware that New Orleans is also hard cap from the Temple S&T so there is only so much room to add Hart and any other additional salary.

4.) 20 Aug 2021
20 Aug 2021 16:36:32
Marc Stein
Aug 8
The Pelicans have expressed interest in Lauri Markkanen and hold a sizable trade exception ($17 million) to take the restricted free agent in on a contract he seeks, sources say.

5.) 20 Aug 2021
20 Aug 2021 16:42:51
Oleh Kosel
Good list here. Let's also add Pelicans still have $7.8 of 2021-22 MLE (say uneven trade regarding amount of players occurs, Pels could be serious players in waiver market) and they're sitting $19.7 million below the tax line -- pretty darn inviting to utilize that $17 mil TPE.

6.) 20 Aug 2021
20 Aug 2021 17:55:20
Tom brought his A game.

7.) 21 Aug 2021
20 Aug 2021 19:11:39
@tomtomwing. Seems to be some disagreement between the sports reporters that you quote and websites that I referenced.