They are going to go hard for a max player at what position? SF and Center? Leaving MKG and Biz has defensive stoppers off the bench? They have a PF that needs to develop, they have a PG that needs to develop. Same thing at SG and Center as well.
Going after Pekovic as 12-14 million a season guy then add good shooter to the team with maybe with a Kyle Korver or Mike Dunleavy makes the most sense. Some might say upgrade Henderson, but he was 11th in scoring for SG's last season among all players.
The team would look like
MKG, Korver, Taylor
Zeller, McRoberts, Adrien
Pekovic, Biz, Haywood
Not sure how much better that team is, but it uses most of teams money.
I pretty much agree, but I don't think we can afford to pay Pekovic $14 million dollars...
I did a post earlier saying that if you combine the salaries of our current roster (including Henderson's qualifying offer and Zeller's contract [based off of last years 4th overall picks contract]), the team has roughly $10 million in cap space. If they amnesty Thomas, that number balloons to $18 million.
If the BuzzCats pay Pekovic $14 million dollars, they won't be able to fill out the roster after matching any offer that Henderson might get.
It's almost better to sign Hickson to a two year deal, and then go after Greg Monroe or DeMarcus Cousins next year.