sticking to his guns... is stuck to his guns...
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Montreal, QC
Austin Daye signed for the minimum for 2 years, with the 2nd fully unguaranteed.
Rudy Gay $17,888,931 (2 years, PO in 2nd)
DeMar DeRozan $9,500,000 (4 years)
Amir Johnson $6,500,000 (2 years, 2nd $5M guar)
Landry Fields $6,250,000 (2 years)
Kyle Lowry $6,210,000 (1 year)
Steve Novak $3,750,000 (3 years)
Jonas Valanciunas $3,526,440 (3 years, TO in 2nd and 3rd)
Tyler Hansbrough $3,183,000 (2 years, 2nd $1M guar)
Aaron Gray $2,690,875 (1 year)
Terrence Ross $2,678,640 (3 years, TO in 2nd and 3rd)
Quentin Richardson $1,399,507 (3 years, 2nd and 3rd unguar)
DJ Augustin $1,267,000 (1 year)
Austin Daye $947,907 (2 years, 2nd unguar)
Quincy Acy $788,872 (2 years, 2nd unguar; $884,293 for tax)
Dwight Buycks $700,000 (2 years, 2nd unguar; $884,293 for tax)
Marcus Camby Buyout $2,763,054 (0.647 M on next year's cap)
Team Cap Totals $70,044,226 (11.4 M above cap)
Team Tax Totals $70,323,940 (1.4 M below tax, 5.4 M below hard cap)
Cap: 58.679 M
Tax: 71.748 M
Apron/Hard Cap: 75.748 M
Quincy Acy and Dwight Buycks count as the full 2 year veteran minimum salary in the tax calculation.
That means the MLE was used up entirely (to the dollar), the bi-annual exception (2.016 M) is free (to be used this year or next), and the roster is full now. A Q-Rich waiving or trade could open up a spot. He could also be held until mid-December, where there is a two week window in which he can be traded before his Jan 1st salary guarantee date (if he's not waived by then, his 2nd and 3rd years become guaranteed).