Originally Posted by moremilk
it's very misleading to say that caroll will cost 4 million. He will cost nothing the first 2 years (when it counts, if you're in the keep Bosh
camp), and MIGHT cost 4 if he doesn't get traded after 2011.
2009 and 2010, we don't spend a cent more.
moremilk is on the money - 'trane it doesn't "cost" us $4m the next couple of years.
Banks will make $4,847,586 in 2010/11 - a very critical year. The cap will likely come down AND we will look to re-sign Bosh. A straight up trade nets us (Carroll will be paid $4,300,000 that year). $550,000 sounds small, but every bit will help if the cap falls. Plus, as per my comments on another thread, this is also why Amir's contract is key (expires after this coming year) and we effectively save on Ukic's $1.45M in 2010/11 as well.
So we have $2m more in cushion in the last few days (IF this new trade goes down). Many are assuming Basketball Related Income will rise again post the recession - and thus the cap rises again - while Carroll's contract continues to fall. If the BRI continues to fall, then a TON of teams are in a world a hurt and the CBA will have to be adjusted.
Having said all that I think we should get some sort of "kicker" to the deal - 2nd round pick and cash perhaps would do.