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Old 09-25-2008, 08:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I'd like to think that the Raps will get a superstar, but the financials don't look so promisng for stingy MLSE.

According to hoopshype.com (not the best source, but that's what's available)
Bosh $20M (if he resigns, it'll be for more than the $17M in his player option)
Jose $9M
Kapono $6.6M
Bargnani $8.5M
Superstar $22M (Raps will need to overpay someone to come to the great white north)

That's $66M for 5 players... Assuming the tax threshold is a generous $75M, the Raps would still need 4-5 role players and 2-3 end of benchers for $9M.

Will they go over the tax threshold? I wouldn't be surprised if the Raps sign two to three Tier 2 players, instead of the one Superstar.
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