shrink wrote:A more sustainable model that has two max players might look like
MLE 4th starter
I think a good ratio is to try to invest 70% of your total payroll into your starters, and 30% into your bench, and the minutes should mirror this.
Of course, this is all hand waving. The NBA is a superstar league, and as individual salaries vary, ratios change. But I don’t think two max, and three players above MLE works, and is more unaffordable in the future if the other three do well.
1) FRP for Anunoby. After trade, offer Anunoby extension 80mil/4yrs
2) JJ, Evans, Spellman, #16 for Gordon
3) Junacho for UTA #24
Re-sign Beasley to 52mil/4yrs deal. JMac, Martin to 1+3 deals. Draft Tyler Bey.
When I proposed this trade I thought that Anunoby extension will be from 2021-22 season, which is exactly the last year of Aaron Gordon contract. Also, Gordon has declining contract and last year will be around 16,5mil. It might give Rosas enough room and time to trade Gordon before deadline 2021-22.
I also have high hopes for Tyler Bey and Desmond Bane who can be drafted at the end of first round. They might be steals of the draft
2020-21: KAT $29, Gordon $18, Anunoby $4, Beasley $13, DLO $29 = $93 on starters
2021-22: KAT $31.5, Gordon $16.5, Anunoby $20, Beasley $13, DLO $30 = $111 on starters
2022-23: KAT $34, Anunoby $20, Beasley $13, DLO $31.5 = $98.5 on starters plus whatever you pay Aaron Gordon!
Salary cap was $109 this year, before Covid-19. I would be surprised if it is over $100 next year.
With two max players on the books longterm, they may be able to afford one more max guy (thought teams with three max players don’t have a great history), or maybe .. maybe .. two guys in the teens. They can’t afford three.
They desperately need Culver or whoever they draft this year to be a legitimate NBA starter to make the books work.