Godaddycurse wrote: Domejandro wrote:
I think it can be done because minny only has rookie scale contracts outside of these big 3s for next 2 years on their roster so they wont be in the tax like philly.
$33,517,241 $36,000,000 $38,482,759 $40,965,517
$28,649,250 $30,013,500 $31,377,750
$29,430,000 $31,610,000 $33,790,000 $35,970,000
That is unsustainable, especially for a roster of Karl-Anthony Towns, Tobias Harris, and D'Angelo Russell.
1st rd pk 5.5-7.6
that's about 120M leaving the wolves with MLE to use as well or just resign Gomez. I think in a scenario where Wolves keep their pick, harris is one of the better option to fill a hole/improve the team without paying the tax. Now if they include their 2020 1st then they can likely get other/more cost efficient options. I don't think they will have any cap flexibility after this year anyway so might as well spend to the tax threshold.
First, kudos for talking about Tobias Harris fitting with the Wolves. I hadn’t seen it suggested before, and Rosas is probably looking to upgrade the PF.
In the end though, I agree with Domejandro that Harris is just too expensive. I think this leaves them in a hole like the Wizards were in. With three max deal players who, collectively, just aren’t good enough. They would be unlikely to draw ring-chasing vets in free agency, so I agree they’d have to fill the rest of the roster with cheap young players. These three, and cheap young players, is probably not truly contending.
To keep the financial flexibility, I considered following the talent upgrade model we saw in the Wiggins trade ... Russell plus asset to get Harris. However, with KAT’s attachment to Russell and Rosas’ credibility on the line to future players, I think Russell has more value right now to MIN than other teams, and can’t be traded.
Finally, I agree with your assessment that the Wolves will offer Malik Beasley an offer of a couple mil more than the MLE, but in a Covid landscape, they can certainly try to play hardball. I think though that next year’s free agent offers are nearly all going to be good deals, so I wouldn’t be happy including the #16 to take on Harris’ deal.
I like the concept - I just wish Harris made less money.