2019 Award Winner
2020-21 Award Winner
They could dump him to another cap space team but it would have to be NY or OKC... maybe someone has a trade exception. His contract this year is only $5M guaranteed so if they waive and stretch it the cap hit is like 1.6M instead of $10M. A team like OKC or NY may do it for nothing... they also might give them a second rounder. If not they could just waive the $5M and stretch the remaining amount to clear space for Lonzo or whoever.No way would they have to stretch Sato. He's a useful player on an expiring deal.
I like him... he's useful... I agree. They just might need that space for someone else. Maybe the Lonzo Ball stuff is just a double sign and trade with Lauri.