Seriously, thank you.
You signed Rashard Lewis to an insane contract ($127 million!). It's a terrible deal. The Sports Guy is calling him the worst max player in NBA history. And because you signed Lewis (to a terrible deal), you had to let Darko Milicic walk away.
Thank you. You not only tied up your cap space for years to come, but you let a promising big man walk away in the process.
Now, to Darko. He just signed with the Memphis Grizzlies. There was talk of Milicic getting a $10 million deal. But alas, he signed a very reasonable 3-year, $21 million deal with the Grizzlies. This means that Memphis is no longer looking at Anderson Varejao.
The Grizzlies, the Bobcats and the Bucks were the only teams with the cap space available to make Varejao a big offer. But now Memphis is out due to Darko, Charlotte spent their cash keeping Matt Carroll and Gerald Wallace and Milwaukee isn't interested (plus, they have more pressing issues to deal with).
With Memphis out of the running, Danny Ferry can pull a Drew Gooden and simply wait Varejao and his agent out. There's no need to rush things now, there is no market for Andy any more. Plus, because Orlando signed Lewis to a crazy deal and Memphis signed Darko to a reasonable one, the Cavs will save a few million bucks a season on Varejao.
If Darko is getting $7 million per and Gooden is getting between $6-7 million per, there is no way Andy is going to convince the Cavs to give him $8 million plus. This works for everybody.
So thank you, Orlando. Thanks for signing Rashard Lewis. Thanks for letting Darko go. Because of this, you saved the Danny Ferry a lot of trouble and the Cavs a lot of money.