Not sure if this deserves its own thread but, with all of the talk of signing a MAX free agent this offseason, I wanted to dedicate a thread to show people what we have to work with. (we are not in as good of shape as some think)
I'm not the certified capologist, so If I have something messed up- please correct me.
Also, because I don't have information for what the cap will be next year, I made assumptions based on it being flat. I also assumed we will retain Jeff Adrien and put in QO's for both Hendo & Mully.
Ben Gordon- 13,200,000
Tyrus Thomas- 8,694,215
Ramon Sessions- 5,000,000
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist- 4,809,840
Hakim Warrick- 4,000,000
Bismack Biyombo- 3,049,920
Kemba Walker- 2,568,360
Brendan Haywood- 1,900,000
Jeffrey Taylor- 788,872
CHARLOTTE TOTALS- 44,011,207
Hakim (TO) (4,000,000)
Amnesty Tyrus Thomas (8,694,215)
Adj CHARLOTTE TOTALS- 31,316,992
+ QO- Gerald Henderson- 4,267,424
+ QO- B.J. Mullens- 3,293,975
+ TO- Jeff Adrien-916,099
+ Our 1st round pick # 1 OA-5,144,280
+ PDX Pick #14 OA-1,823,280
Adjusted Total- 46,762,050
2012-2013 Cap $ 58,004,000
2012-2013 Luxury Tax Lvl $ 70,300,000
Approximate Cap Space $ 11,241,950
Last edited by JGib23; 02-04-2013 at 04:11 PM.
Article on espn insider that quoted Higgins speaking to the observer had excerpts from a letter sent to sth saying we'd have 20 mil to spend next season and that we'd target max level guys and "the very best free agents available"
Well, that's why it may be prudent to just let Henderson and Mullens walk. If you take out those two qualifying offers you're under $40 million committed and you have max space and then some. It's nice that they're decent players and all, but you can't throw money at every rotation guy to come through town just because they play hard.
Last edited by JGib23; 02-04-2013 at 04:12 PM.
Add in possible Tyrus amnesty. If only Ben wouldnt exercise his player option but he'll be doing that
Good info, Gib. I'm absolutely fine with the cap situation as it is for next year. I'm among those that want to stink it up for one more year and get another top 3 pick in the '14 draft (of course, Wiggins would be the dream) and to do that we probably shouldn't target a "max" guy. But whatever, I trust Cho.
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I still don't think they will amnesty Tyrus Thomas. Maybe if they had a guy worth Max in their sites, but I'm with Beagle... we aren't going huge until after 14 if at all. It wont help us to free up money for Tyrus, especially when you are still paying him.
Amnesty really makes no sense for a small market team building through the draft.