likashing wrote: statsman wrote:
likashing wrote:Will the league go insane if we get a TPE for KD, then sign-and-trade for Butler/Harris/Kawhi/Middleton/Horford?
I realize there is a lot of sarcasm on the forums. But for those who took your comments literally, the Warriors will not be a position to take back a S&T player this season unless they jettison a ton of salary. Particularly in light of the rumor Klay will be signed with the 5/190 (30%) max contract.
Even moving Iguodala for no return salary would not be enough to make space for a 30% or 35% contract. A 25% contract probably would be out of the question too under such a scenario.
Let's face it: Even with a TPE generated in a S&T of KD, the Warriors' options to fill out the roster are rather limited this coming season.
I believe the CBA allows you to use the TPE to do a sign-and-trade, so it is not dependent on Iguodala. You cannot use it to sign an FA, but S&T is allowed.
Obviously you need to get a TPE for KD first, and get it early, have someone who wants to come, and have his team agrees to a S&T.
Not likely, yes, and I don't know how many 1st round picks we need to cough up even if we have the ducks lined up.
If a team acquires a player via a S&T, they are hard capped at the apron for the entire season (for 2019-20, about $6.3M over the luxury tax threshold or $138M).
Curry, Klay, Green and Iquodala would be at $109M next season. Add 9 minimum salary rookies ~ $900K each, and that makes the total $117M. $21M doesn't buy the team a 35% or 30% or even a 25% max contract ($27M). And the reality is there would be other players on the roster making more than the rookie minimum. Jones, Evans, Poole, definitely Looney, if he returns.
I'm just answering the original comments about a S&T for a player making big FA money. Not going to happen with a TPE from a S&T of KD. Smaller contracts would be possible, but there would be a limit, and it wouldn't be the full amount of the TPE. Not even close.