Strick wrote:Okay any cap experts know what we are looking like as far as money for FA after rookie signings and waiving these guys?
Trying to think off the top of my head who’s under contract (or will be): RJ, Obi, Mitch, Frank, Randle, Harper, DSJ, Iggy, Bullock, Powell, and I’m drawing blanks after that
As of right now, with Gibson, Ellington, Portis and Payton all gone, the Knicks have 10 guys on guaranteed contracts that total about $57.6 million.
Randle ($18.9M), Barrett ($8.23M), Toppin ($4.86M), Frank ($6.18M), Smith Jr ($5.69M), Knox ($4.59M), Robinson ($1.66M), Brazdeikis ($1.52M), Bullock ($4.2M) and Quickly ($1.75M).
They also have Noah's $6.4M deadweight stretch (yeah, it's the signing that keeps on giving), Gibson $1M (buyout) and Payton's $1M (buyout) to add to it. For a total of about $66 million in salary tied up against the cap.
Positional breakdown (based on best position, but given that a lot of these guys can play multiple positions):
C - Robinson
PF - Randle, Toppin
SF - Barrett, Knox, Brazdeikis
SG - Bullock, Quickly
PG - Frank, Smith Jr.
Weakest spots would be (obviously) the Backcourt. This would give them plenty of room to trade for Conley or Westbrook (Randle would head to Houston in the deal) and sign someone like Joe Harris to play SG. I'm just stating the possible, not saying I'd want Westbrook lol. But with all these contracts being declined it would indicate that they could be getting ready to use that cap space to take on an existing contract from a team that doesn't want a lot of contracts back (see Houston for Westbrook or Utah for Conley).