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Old 02-01-2013, 09:48 AM   #171 (permalink)
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2013-14:

Rudy Gay $17,888,931
Andrea Bargnani $10,750,000
Landry Fields $6,250,000
Amir Johnson $6,550,000
Kyle Lowry $6,210,000
Linas Kleiza $4,600,000 (Player option)
Jonas Valanciunas $3,526,440
DeMar DeRozan $9,500,000
Aaron Gray $2,690,875
Terrence Ross $2,678,640
Hamed Haddadi $1,397,500 ($200,000 guaranteed)
John Lucas $1,567,500 (Team option)
Quincy Acy $788,872
Team Totals $74,398,758

So, the tax line will be going up, but who knows by how much. But it will probably be a little above the 70.31 M it is now. We can clear a bunch by amnestying Kleiza, waiving Haddadi and not picking up Lucas' option, putting us at 67.03 M with 10 players signed (and 3 spaces to fill).

We'd have a solid wing lineup with Gay, DD, Fields and Ross locked in, with Fields and Gay able to spot at the 4 in small ball lineups. We'd be thin up front, with Bargnani, Amir, and Gray, so one of those spots to fill would have to be a big. The other two would have to be a backup PG and probably a combo G to be the third PG and spot minutes at the 2 in case of a wing injury.

There would be room for two minimum signings and a 2 M or so contract to fill those positions if they want to stay under the tax. If they are willing to spend over the cap, the full MLE (5.15 M) is available to us, plus minimum contracts, so long as we stay below the apron (the tax line + 4 M) - for a total of 7.5 M plus in spending available to us.

2014-15:

Rudy Gay $19,317,325 (PO)
Andrea Bargnani $11,500,000 (ETO)
Landry Fields $6,250,000
Amir Johnson $7,050,000 ($5,000,000 guaranteed)
Jonas Valanciunas $3,678,360
DeMar DeRozan $9,500,000
Terrence Ross $2,793,960
Quincy Acy $915,243 (unguaranteed)
Team Totals $61,004,888

Still over the cap (though it could conceivably rise enough that this is not true) and well clear of the tax, but with only 8 players locked in and 5 spots to fill, and only the MLE and minimums to fill out the roster. Of course, this year is very dependent on what happens the year before, so I won't go into detail like above.

2015-16

Jonas, Demar, and Ross are locked in, and that's it.

2016-17

Demar stands alone.
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