Look at how the Bulls just killed the Heat. Why? Because of their bench. I still think a solid bench and role players are more important than CP3.
*edit* Your right. They'll both be making around 19 mil.
Paul would be making about what Melo and Amare get. It'd be nice if he could live w around 18mil.
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Walker also comes off. He makes 916k.
That brings us to a grand total of 19.47 mil in space barring any huge changes to the CBA.
That's enough to sign Paul as a FA.
Balkman, sadly will be signed through the 2012-13 season..
I opened this thread planning on giving out a well written proposal on how to murder Jefferies and Dantoni with only 1 bullet.
Then I saw the thread's topic.....
It's not a 1:1 ratio. The Lakers could have $20 mil coming off their books and still be over the cap. Just because we have $19 mil coming off the books does not mean we have $19 mil in cap space.
We will have approx $44 mil in total team salary in 2012 with ONLY 2 PLAYERYS ON THE ROSTER ($19.45 + $19.95 + $4.75 = $44.15). This is including NOT picking up Douglas' option and somehow trading Balkman for an expiring contract.
The salary cap this year was $58 mil. If the cap stays the same we will have only $14 mil in cap space with just Melo and Amare on the roster. That's $14 mil for CP3 and the rest on minimum salary D-Leage level scrubs at $475,000 per year.
If we keep Douglas and are unable to trade Balkman, we will have approx $47 mil in team salary leaving us with only $11 mil in cap space.
This, ofcourse, is under the assumption the cap will remain the same, which it won't. Some reports say the cap will lower, others say it will rise. There are also some rumors of a hard cap to $70 mil. Which may help us in the short run but is hard for me to believe will help us in the long run.
Hard to predict at this point. The cap rose $1mil (from $57 mil to $58 mil) last year.
I'm sorry to keep bringing up these facts. Everybody doesn't seem to like it and bashes me for bringing up the ugly truth. The numbers don't lie. If everybody would rather not hear the truth, you have the option of blocking my posts or just not reading them.
Last edited by LJ4ptplay; May 16, 2011 at 09:41.
Since teams are not allowed to talk to other teams' players, Denver gave us permission to talk to Melo because Denver felt we were dragging our feet and weren't offering enough. Melo then told us he wouldn't wait until the summer and wanted the extension, fooling us into believing he would go to the Nets and forcing us to give all of our young talent, assets and draft picks.