Here's a couple of scenarios a Haywood signing and a GS trade for Ellis and Randolph for that fat slut Curry would set up.
1 Sign Gay of Memphis. Don't buy a jersey...
Set up sign and trade for Ellis post acquisition. One S&T scenario would be to perform a switcheroo with Atlanta for Joe Johnson and have a roster similar to the following.
5 - Haywood/ Randolph/ Gender Bender
4 - Lee/ Gallo/ Chandler/ Randolph
3 - Gay/ Chandler/ Walker/ Gallo
2 - Johnson/ Walker
1 - Toney D/ Sergio
That's 9 players. 3 off the mandatory active roster amount. 3 (or is it 2?) 2nd round picks that won't count against the salary cap there to round out the roster.
Approx $54m cap. Retaining Lee's Bird rights to use MLE.
Lee, $11m/year. Kick off with $10m first year - incrementally bump it up as we go along. 4 years with a team option in the 4th.
Gaylord, $9-10m/year with incremental increases going into the low "$11m range after his 4th year.
Joe Johnson $12m+/year. $50m for 4 seasons. Nothing more. He's not worth a potato more than that. 4 years with a team option in the 4th year.
2 With Lee and Ellis in tow, S&T Lee, and add Gallo (please) and Curry for Bosh and Bellinelli.
S&T Monta Ellis for Fernandez, Pryzbilla and Batum of Portland.
Stick with Gay. (I'm already over the Gay jokes)
5 - Haywood/ Pryzbilla/ Randolph
4 - Bosh/ Randolph/ Gallo
3 - Gaylord/ Gallo/ Wil
2 - Rudy/ Walker
1/ Toney D/ Sergio
Far less likely but not impossible.
Haywood - $6m
Bosh - $16m+
Gay - $10mish