Cassius wrote:Hopefully the league gives an estimate for 2021 as well by the opening of this offseason. The Giannis sweepstakes will look a lot different if some teams can no longer create a max slot. It's a shame the Knicks are so terribly run, because they could really put a decent squad together to build around Barrett this summer by signing a new backcourt:
PG - Sign Van Vleet (20M per)
SG - Sign Bogdanovic (20M per)
SF - Barrette
PF - Randle
C - Robinson
We’re not going to let you get FVV
Check my sig/profile. I'm a Raps fan, just stating facts on the Knicks.
Sam195 wrote:If the salary cap drops I see a higher likelihood the Raptors bring the band back together for 2020-21 season. Ibaka, Gasol and Van Vleet will likely be more open to signing larger 1 year contracts similar to Kyle Lowry's extension then go pursue multi-year contracts in free agency with Raptors or another team under a lower salary cap. I don't think FVL or Ibaka want to be locking in deals at a discount for multiple years. I always saw Marc Gasol after his injury prone season resigning in Toronto for a 1 year deal at a reduced salary he is no longer a $25M+ player probably closer to $10M or lower. Masai is likely still hoping Giannis pushes for free agency in 2021 but with the salary cap tanking due to Covid-19 I don't think many will blame him if he just grabs the bag and signs a full 5 year guaranteed Supermax extension with the Bucks that likely will be in the neighborhood of $240M with significant upfront signing bonuses each year (so Giannis can invest his money faster and make higher investment returns off his contract cash).
Agreed on the Raptors' players, but 2021 is going to be a crowded market so it's a gamble either way. Fred could probably convince himself that he'll have an even better season next year, but a guy like Serge is already 30, so for him to repeat his production and get something Horford-esque from another team, might be a tall order a year from now. I'm hoping that Marc doesn't want to move again and takes a discount for another 50 games lol.