Originally Posted by SneakerPro
Man for the 15th billionth time
Signing Kanter changes nothing for OKCs ability to add players, nothing! They are over the cap with him or without him so it's not like they can give his 70M to someone else if they didn't give it to him.
As long as he doesn't injure himself he can he traded for pick with ease.
The literally the only thing they can lose with signing is paying the luxury tax.
No flexibility is being gained or lost by signing him
Sure Doesn't matter for this year. But next year?
Let's play a fun game of math:
KD - $21.166mil cap hold
Westbrook - $17.769
Ibaka - $12.250mil
Singler - $4.676mil
Collison - $3.750mil
Adams - $3.140mil TO
McGeary - $1.526mil TO
Roberson - $2.183mil TO
That is 8 players $66mil total salaries. $23mil or more in cap space. If the cap stays at $89mil. But this year's cap was supposed to be $67.1mil, ended up at $70mil. Could open it up even more by dropping Roberson.
Assuming they let go of.
Waiters - $6.77mil QO
PJIII - $3.03mil QO
Instead when they could have had a 25% max cap space in hand. They now have only $6mil in cap space because Kanter is getting $17mil next season. And since $6mil means probably nothing in 2016 because cap is going up 40+%, they end up keeping Waiters.
So they basically hurt their flexibility. This the team going forward. And Kanter doesn't make them any more of a contender.
That trade stuff, isn't always there because even with a huge increase in cap. $17mil for Kanter is a lot of money.