Vae Victus wrote:The proper transaction order for the Lakers to get a max 30% slot to sign a max FA is
1) Have trade in principle agreed upon with NOP, where LAL drafts #4 on NOP's direction, #4 salary is now counted towards LAL salary cap and available to use as trade
2) When FA officially starts, have all capholds renounced to free up 30% max slot (KCP, Rondo, Beasley, Stephenson, etc)
This link shows the salary breakdown pre AD trade, showing 30% max slot available
3) Sign 30% max FA (Kawhi, Butler, Kyrie, Kemba, etc)
4) July 6th, trade is finalized
Ingram - 7.26m
Lonzo - 8.72m
Hart - 1.93m
#4 - 7.06m
= 24.97m which is close enough to AD's 27.1m salary to match
AD doesnt need to waive his trade kicker, but im sure Jeannie would appreciate it itd save her 4 mil cash. Lakers go over the cap after the trade anyway and only have Room Exception + Vet mins to fill out the rest of the roster.
I think you mean MLE, not Room -- Room Exception only available if you're under the cap.