killmongrel wrote:How do the Warriors go about using the TEs from Memphis and Brooklyn? Can they be used to combine for the salary of a player that is traded to a team?
For this season, they effectively can't be used as GS is VERY close to the hard cap (imposed by receiving Russel in a S&T deal).
Early next summer they can be used to add players in a trade without sending matching money back out. The incoming player(s) have to fit cleanly into the TPE +$100K - you can't combine players with a TPE or bundle TPEs to match salary with a single incoming player. This really means that only the Iggy TPE matters (you don't really need min salary level TPEs as you don't have to match salaries with an incoming min salary player in a trade).
For next summer it comes down to what teams have useful players that they're looking to move for salary relief (which doesn't look to be a good market as many bad deals come off the books clearing luxury tax room while few interesting FA's are on the market), as well as how much luxury tax the Warriors are willing to pay.