Originally Posted by Kal-El-8
Could we afford Jimmy and KD in 2016 if he signs a 1 year max and they match?
Let's say 2016 we sign Tobias Harris to the max. Spend $5.67mil on another bench player, and then use the Bi-Annual Exception to round out the roster.
This is what our cap would look like going into 2016
A 30% max = $26,700,000
A 25% max increases from $16,775,000 to $22,250,000
$7.61mil short. But we have 14 players, so we'd have room to cut $7.6mil in salary, while dropping 2 players.
The way you get the $7.61mil,
1. You either decline Ryan Kelly's $2.155mil Qualifying offer, or decline a team option on the$2.24mil bi-annual exception.
2. You find a taker for the guy we signed on top of Tobias in 2015, or find someone to take Swaggy P's last full year guaranteed, and the player option. Which he will likely decline. Considering the salary cap is going up to $109mil in 2017, he may be able to find himself that money again elsewhere over more than 1 year.