Blazers Waive the Old Guard

August, 3, 2005
Nick Van Exel and Derek Anderson have both been waived by the Blazers.

Anderson will save the team luxury tax under the one-time amnesty rules of the new CBA.

You know what I like about this move? How confidently the Blazers are making things happen. These people have a plan, and you can see it coming together. It's worth looking at the roster now that it's a little clearer what's happening.

Ignoring Richie Frahm and Damon Stoudamire that's 11 players. Pencil in Sergei Monia, Juan Dixon, and a backup power forward to be acquired opportunistically as available, and you have the 14 players teams are now allowed to carry. There's a lot of upside here, and the salaries are, for the first time in recent memory, under control.



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