Vae Victus wrote:Alright i think i figured out how to cover our C position and make Deng's contract smaller for next year.
Deng 2yr 36.8m
Zubac 1 yr 1.5m (i believe they'll have RFA rights next year)
Dedmon 1 yr 7.2m
Muscala 1 yr 5m
M. Plumlee 2 yr 25m
Lakers salary gain this year 5.16m, basically draining our cap but we lose 6 mil next year.
We pick up extra bad salary from Muscala this year giving ATL more cap space this year, hell maybe even a chance to chase Capella to give their youth a good defender and roll man inside. Or go after Jabari Parker if they want to go in that direction. Also they pick up an extra SRP and cash.
We also gain a usable starting C in Dedmon, who can do a little bit of everything, while at the same time lessen our dead money commitment in Plumlee. Also off chance that a swap of scenery will be good for both players, maybe Deng can resusitate his career, maybe Plumlee gets a chance if we have some injuries at C. Extra cap next year > cap this year, so thats why we pay the premium of a SRP and cash for ATL's to swap bad deals with us.
I like this - and I bet someone take Plumlee off our hands at the deadline. maybe. But Dedmon is the key here