Scoot McGroot wrote: pacers70 wrote:
I think Kemba and Tobias are out of our price range. not sure what Lamb and Russell will get.
I read where we will have $44 million in cap space. I don’t know if that includes our draft picks or not.
Kemba’s max is $32.7 million, Russell’s is $27.3 million.
If we sign Kemba or Tobias we’ll have $11.3 million left, if we still have to sign our draft picks, we will be down to about $8.1 million to find a starting SF or PG as the case may be.
If we sign Russell, those numbers change to $16.7 and $13.5 respectively. That does not take into consideration any trades we may make or players we may release to free up cap space.
If Charlotte is willing to offer Kemba the supermax, we won’t be able to afford him.
But it’s jot just what a max in the books does this year. What about the next year when Dom is a free agent too, and we have another 2-4 holes to fill with the MLE, etc.
It doesn't matter whether Charlotte offers Kemba the Super Max or not, the most we can offer him...or Tobias is $32.7 million the first year. It will be kind of tight, but I think we can afford that.
I am going to use figures from https://www.spotrac.com/nba/indiana-pacers/cap/2021/
I know these figures may not be completely accurate, but they are close and they break down salaries by player.
In the summer of 2021, when Vic is a free agent we will have Turner at $18 million, Holiday at $3.98 million and Ellis' contract of $2.245 million on the books. If we assume Sabonis will sign a contract similar to Turner we can add $18 million.
Here is the maximum salary scale. https://hoopshype.com/2018/10/21/nba-maximum-salary/
Kemba or Tobias would be making $36.54 million and I assume Vic would be at or near that amount.
With Turner/Sabonis/Kemba/Vic/Holiday and Ellis' contract we would be up to $115.305 million for 5 guys. We would still have our 2019; 2020 and 2021 first round draft picks under contract. That would be roughly $9-10 million. We would be at 8 guys and $125 million. The projected tax cap is $141 million. We would have $16 million to sign at least 4 more guys.
We would have to use exceptions and sign guys to the minimum salary. I'm not sure how that all would work out, but we do have the space under the tax to do sign Kemba or Tobias. It's up to Pritchard and the rest of the FO to figure out how to do it.