That's if the cap stays the same or rises. I see no mention of actual cap numbers in the article, unless I missed it. In all likelihood, if player's salaries are reduced, it will probably follow along some percentage of the cap being reduced as well.
One positive thing mentioned in the article is the possibility of keeping the MLE and allowing teams to go over the cap to sign MLE players.
I've mentioned this many times. The MLE is the key to the Knicks future. If it does not exist, forget any chances of the Knicks winning a championship. With two players taking up over 60% of a team's salary with no draft picks, solid role players or assets to speak of, and without the MLE to sign quality role players, the Knicks would never be contenders.
this is what i don't understand. instead of maxing out Paul if we keep this deal stands which it probably won't.. why can't we just sign a decent point guard that can play defense and lead this team? with the extra money cause we will have a lot cause Paul would've been 20 mil a year most likely sign a REAL BIG MAN to compliment Amar'e. Why don't we BUILD A TEAM... not a group of all stars.... The BIG 3 down in Miami didn't win if I'm not mistaken so why go that route?? idk maybe its just me but I'm pretty sure DALLAS didn't have 3 all stars and they beat MIAMI... stop with this I want to go superstar crazy thats going to set up back...
The Big 3 in Miami made it to the finals in their first year, they lost because of size with Tyson Chandler and Lebron messing up in the 4th quarters but i think anyone will take the big 3 of Miami or the possible big 3 of Paul, melo and amare anyday
Ok with the players giving 7.5 percent of their salary back, the Knicks will add and aditional 3.2 million in cap
Now lets say it comes in at 60 million that would give The Knicks about 18 million (after the re-sign TD and when you factor Shump's contract)
The New CBA will almost limit the amount in max deals, so we sign Paul or Dwight for 15 million leaving 3 million to sign Feilds
And then the only reason I like Jim Dolan....His Money!!!
The new proposed CBA will raise the luxary tax threshold. So instead of a dollar for dollar penalty it may be like 3 dollars to every one dollar you are over.
So basically Shawne Williams would cost the team 3.6 million and a sensiable owner would neve do such a thing...But we have Jim Dolan baby!!!
So lets say we go w Dwight
Chauncy (league mim)/Douglas/Shump
Assume or hope are a better fit.
Miami's exempt from tax. That was the Ace in Riley's sleeve. And, so far at least, the big market hasn't payed its dividends in any way that benefits the team. On the outside of their salaries, STAT and Melo have reaped the benefits. Why should Paul be the odd man out? Especially when there are other markets, though less lucrative, that would pay a higher wage.
And what's to stop N.O from pursuing a trade that benefits them as much as Utah benefited from trading Williams?
I don't know about the subpar talent part.
With Amar'e melo and CP3, you could fill out the rest of the roster with everyone from this board, and the team would contend.
But seriously though, Paul is likely coming as a FA, so no matter what the cap looks like, I think he is here regardless.