The standard NFL contract in general is not conducive to trading in the salary cap world of football. Most teams follow a standard protocol when it comes to negotiating a contract structure.
In terms of salary cap impact, a trade is essentially the same as releasing a player. If a player is traded at the deadline, all future prorated money will accelerate into the next season. For some teams, that takes certain players off the table if their signing bonuses and other prorated bonuses were large. In general, if a player’s dead money charge in a given year will prevent them from being released the following year, it will also prevent them from being traded during the given season.
“Yeah, five-hour game, but it doesn’t matter. I can play a 10-hour game if we are going to win,” Altuve said.
Now, with both bullpens worn down, the teams get a day to recover. Game 6 will be Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium, where Justin Verlander will try to clinch the Astros’ first championship and Rich Hill hopes to save Los Angeles’ season.
“And I thought the whole team fed off the way he was playing. I didn’t even he look at his final stat line because I don’t care what it was. I thought he was really, really impressive tonight.”
This fade has relatively little to do with Thompson himself, although he has rarely met or exceeded value over the past couple of years against the Clippers, who currently represent the league’s worst SG matchup for fantasy. Thompson could still be a fine play tonight, and his floor/ceiling combination is the reason why he’s a popular cash game play. The thing is, I’m likely not going to have a lot of room in my lineups for solid, mid-to-upper range cash game plays. Even if I do, I’d rather try to work in DeMar DeRozan or CJ McCollum.