Our free agency depends on Fultz rehab. We come into 2020 free agency with Gordon 18,1 M, Fournier 17 M, Isaac 7,3 M, Bamba 6M, 2019 rookie 2,5 M. Thats 51 M. Cap projects to be 118M so we have 67 M to spend. Lets say we give Ross 10 M and Vuc with frontloaded deal 22 M so we have 55 M and 7 players. We will have 2019 second round pick, 2020 first and second round pick. I will assume we will pay around 5 M for those. 10 players 50 M to spend. This is still not the year we want to sign a star becouse its a very weak year. Lets assume we sign DJ for 5 M (1 year plus team option) and rest we can sign whoever develops best from Briscoe, Frazier, Justin Jackson, Iwundu(6M) + player from Europe(1M) + bargain free agent (around 8 M)= 20M. So we have 30 M left.
2021 Salary cap goes up 121 M luxury tax at around 146 M
Gordon 16,5 M, Bamba 7,5 M, Vucevic 20 M, Ross 10 M, 3 first round pick= 7M, 3 second round pick- 3M= 64 M and 10 players
Now all depends on Isaac and Fultz health and development. We will have around 57 M to salary cap space and 82 M to luxury tax. Lets say Fultz is healthy and reaches his #1 potential and so does Isaac.
Fultz 24 M + Isaac 19 M
Superstar around 35-38 M (Bradley Beal, Paul George, Jayson Tatum, CJ McCollum, Mitchell)
Two superstars, 2-3 all stars, solid bench PG with DJ, Bamba coming into his own making Vuc a possible trade target, human torch and lots of wing/guard players on rookie scale contracts.
If Fultz doesny pan out we will have around 65 M to sign 3 players. We would need to trade for some PG and its really hard to predict now
We will still decide what to do with Evan Fournier.
I think we can resign Vucevic around 24 M frontloaded and Ross 12-14 frontloaded and still have room for 2 superstars in 2021.