mlloyd10 wrote:My Prediction
Hawks get: Moute/T Jones
Bucks get: Smith
Rockets get: Dalembert
Jennings-10m, Ellis-10m, Moute-4.7m, Smith-15m, Sanders-8m = 47.7 million for our starting 5.
Lamb will be at .889 and Udoh at 4.1. Mike 4.0 Korver 3.5 Harris 2.1
If that is our core roster of 10 players, we would be around 62m, 2m over the projected cap.
Bring in two rookies, a first and a 2nd, we are then around 65m in cap given we will pick in the 18+ range.
So at 12 players we are at 5m over the cap. I wager we sign 1 guy to around 2.5m and then 2 vets at the vet minimum, I think .95 next season.
15 players would net us around 69m of cap space on a projected 60m cap, 9m over the cap is still under the hard tax, and the hard tax is the only truly strict penalty.
Not saying I want to go this route, and likely the Bucks would deal Udoh for a cheaper option, as well as not keep Korver at 3.5. Bucks could be in the 3-4m over the cap ballpark while keeping Jennings, Ellis, Moute, Smith, and Sanders locked in for 4 plus seasons.