Rambis's pre-game interview before the game with Houston last night was almost the equal of David Kahn's appearance earlier in the day. He had his chance to answer many of the same questions Kahn had tackled. (Their relationship? "Uhm... It's businesslike.") Definitely a must see for those waiting on one or more axes to fall. Pretty difficult watching, though.
Kahn attempts to explain Gomes' buyout. The fun begins at the 1 minute mark. For those of you paying attention, Webster is on the books for $4.344 mil before July 1st compared to Gomes' $3.982 mil. How much is the buyout? Even if it's a cool mil, the slotted salary at 16 + Gomes' buyout is less than Webster's deal. Looking forward, this trade costs them more cap space in future years. Kahn is very clearly referencing 2010 off-season cap space. He is correct in saying there will be some savings on this front. He's probably referring to a number in the $500,000-$2 mil range. Is that number absolutely necessary for the team's off season plans? We'll find out. After all, signing Darko is going to take some coin.