Why not just force Lee and JJ to take less money and then sign Lebron.
Unfortunately, this just won't happen.
Tell them that if they "don't abide by these terms" we won't send them an offer at all? Man, I think Walsh would inadvertently get spit in his face when they started laughing.
Lee isn't going to take some generous hometown discount. Especially since we've treated him like a 2nd class citizen, in all likelihood.
Plus, Johnson and Amare are prolly the 2 most dangerous contracts floating around between their age, injury background, flameout potential, and ego.
I'd still instantly sign up on your plan if it could get done, though, since it's the best we could do and trumps any 2FA combo.
Lee/Gay/Tyrus is a pretty strong trio though in it's own right, with a ton of upside.
IMO, planB (hopefully) is something like
And this is who we'll go to war with for a while. We'd basically need our entire roster to develop well in order to seriously contend, but it's not too far fetched.
I also seriously doubt Walsh's ability to trade Curry without us giving up beyond-market value, and even just to get the deal done in first place, but whatever.