Scoot McGroot wrote: Topofthekey wrote:
Wizop wrote:Warren's injury could make it hard to trade him in the summer, but his health should be clear by the deadline. The problem is finding room for Doug and TJ. Avoiding tax csn be done during the season.
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Do you mean room as in roster spot, or cap space?
Pacers can re-sign both Doug and TJ with their Bird rights, can't they?
Only concern would be the luxury tax
Correct. But with the way the Pacers operate, we tend to refer to the luxury tax as if it’s a hard cap, or a “MUST NOT CROSS”. For this summer, where we’ll have no salary cap space, this forum will mostly just refer to the luxury tax line as how much lonely we have to spend.
Right. So I did some digging
The luxury tax threshold for the 2021-22 season is $136.6m according to Wojnarowskihttps://bleacherreport.com/articles/2918117-nbas-projected-salary-cap-and-luxury-tax-reportedly-set-for-2021-2024-seasons
And according to hoopshype, Pacers payroll for 2021-22 is currently at around $118mhttps://hoopshype.com/salaries/indiana_pacers
This is of course not including the salary of the rookies that Pacers are going to draft in this year's draft, which consists of one FRP and two SRPs
Suppose we set aside $5m for rookie salary. $118m + $5m = $123m. $136.6m - $123m = $14m roughly
Looks like that's gives us about $13-14m to play around with when it comes to our own FAs
I'm fine with letting Jakarr and Kelan Martin walk, so it's really just Doug and TJ
$14m is probably not enough for both of them, but they can bump that number to around $16m by waiving Jalen Lecque? According to hoopshype Lecque's $1.8m 2021-22 salary is not guaranteed if waived by Jul 1st 2021
$16m is hopefully just enough to re-sign both Doug and TJ? Say $9m for Doug and $7m for TJ, something like that. I guess it really depends on what offers they get from other teams