LUKE23 wrote:I'm pretty sure we'd still have a max cap slot if we got Salmons at 6-7 M per year. It's if you add something like Childress at the MLE that we start having a problem.
Probably true. But that would be a skeleton crew next season unless they find some great bargains on one-year deals, with only the MLE and LLE to spend.
I think it would be wiser to utilize the cap space in advance via a Redd trade, because
a) it allows some control over who you're getting as opposed to overpaying for whatever's available on the free agent market
b) it allows you to stay a little over the cap, as opposed to going under the cap in 2011 and having to wait until 2012 to spend the MLE on a needed supporting cast player
c) it allows you to get something for Redd's cap space and use the MLE each of the next two years because the Bucks are allowed to stay over the cap via trades but not if they let Redd and Gadz expire (related to a and b)
Having cap space is all about finding a player that fits. So many teams have been burned badly by using cap space out of a sense of need. If the right player comes along via a Redd trade, the Bucks absolutely have to pull the trigger rather than wait until 2011 in the naive hope that they'll get someone even better.
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