Originally Posted by moremilk
You also have to count a number of empty roster spots for whatever the amount is, and you assume we will only sign only one year contracts this summer, which probably means a lottery pick next summer too. That pick also counts against your cap.
If we end up with 12 million and you could probably get a good, not quite all star player for that. Not sure what good would that do, we already have a starting 5 full of good, not quite all stars ...
No...to me assuming we will only sign one year contracts. I stated that I suspect we re-sign Hansbrough and Patterson. That was above the $44 million, pushing us to $50ish. If the cap is above 60, that's still $10. Then you decide if the quality of the player you can sign is worth shedding someone to create a bit of extra room.
Yes, you have to count the number of empty roster spots since they will have league minimum cap holds. So, yeah, that's a few million. But we might also shed Novak by then.
Again, the point is, there is some flexibility to get a good impact player as early as 2015.
As for the "not sure what good that would do" to get almost all-star player, are you saying our team wouldn't be better off with Paul Millsap instead of Patterson or Hansbrough? That seems just...wrong to me.