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Keeping Up With The Bobcats Salary Space

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Ok really enjoy this thread so im glad you got time on your hands. 

 

WIth the way Cho is staggering contracts, I think we will be with the same team through 2016 + draft picks. We might pick up mid lvl Ramon Sessions type players, but with Kemba and Biz on the horizon I feel like the FO will want to use Ben Gordon's money to try and pay for both Kemba and Sessions. Biz hasn't shown enough for a raise so he will probably be around the same $4m-6m range. 

 

In 2016 we can use Al's money for MKG and possibly Zeller. Overall, spend it while we can!

 

2014 

Minus

Ben Gordon $13k 

Ramon Sessions $5k 

 

2015 

Plus new contracts to Kemba and Biz

 

2016

MKG Contract 

Al expires 

 

I pretty much agree with everything you said.

 

In 2014 we are looking at approximately $18,200,000 dollars in cap space or $19,116,099 dollars in cap space depending on if Jeff Adrien is on the roster for this year. For the sake of the argument, we'll say that Adrien is kept on the roster this year.

 

- Gordon is most likely gone unless he wants to play for real cheap and is still okay being a backup on a very young team.

 

- I think Ramon will re-sign with us simply because he likes the area of the Carolina's. Sessions will be 28, I could see a 3yr/13.5million dollar contract (4.5 million per year) coming his way. This leaves us with $14,616,099 dollars in cap room.

 

- Adrien may or may not be brought back, if he is; it will be for less than a million. This leaves us with $13,616,099 dollars in cap room.

 

- Kemba and Biz are making a combine $6,000,000 dollars. Biz is probably looking at a $5,000,000 dollar deal, where Kemba is most likely looking at a deal worth $10,000,000 or $11,000,000 dollars. So realistically, you are going to want to hold out around $10,000,000 dollars from next years cap room to sign Kemba and Biyombo.

 

- We may sign a bargain bin free agent, but realistically... the only players we are going to be able to add are in the draft. I wouldn't be surprised if the Hornets packaged one of their first round draft picks and Brendan Haywood (expiring contract) for a good player that is still on their rookie salary, so that the Cats aren't forced to sign three draft picks if they actually end up getting all three.

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If Charlotte gets all three of those draft picks next season that's going to cost around 7+ Million depending on where the Charlotte pick lands. 

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It's really going to all depend on Gerald Henderson's final contract as to what the next step will be... I want him to get paid, but as a fan; I want that contract to be as low as possible because it allows us a lot more flexibility if the contract is in the seven million dollar range instead of the nine or ten million dollar range.

 

However, with the Bucks finalizing a deal with O.J. Mayo, Gerald Henderson is really the only option left as far as big time shooting guards go.

 

After using advanced statistics, Gerald Henderson graded out as the second best shooting guard in this free agent class behind J.R. Smith.

 

We already walked away with the second best shooting guard in this free agency class, keeping the second best shooting guard in this free agency class would just be icing on the cake.

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If Charlotte gets all three of those draft picks next season that's going to cost around 7+ Million depending on where the Charlotte pick lands. 

 

Yep, which could really hurt. That's why I wouldn't be surprised at all to see one of those picks (most likely Detroit's pick) moved along with Brendan Haywood for a player that is still on his rookie contract or at the very least a very cap friendly contract. 

 

I could see a draft day trade like the following going down... In the following trades, we essentially save two million dollars by trading the pick.

 

Brendan Haywood (expiring contract) and Detroit's pick for one of the following players with expiring contracts: Avery Bradley, Jordan Crawford, MarShon Brooks, Kyle Singler, C.J. Miles, or Kevin Seraphin.

 

Neither of the trades are really good for us, but the trade is more for the purposes of saving money.

 

If we're lucky, Detroit sucks ass this year.

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I don't mean to scare people lol... but my original numbers were off and we are damn near at the salary cap.

 

The site I was using did not factor in qualifying and non-guaranteed contracts so I had to actually adds those.

 

Essentially, if Gerald Henderson asks for more than $8,000,000 we won't be able to afford him.

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I don't mean to scare anyone, but with the signing of Jefferson and if Henderson signs (which will have to be for less that $8,000,000); we will be dangerously close to the cap.

 

The Bobcats seriously need to consider moving Haywood to free up some cap room.

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I don't mean to scare people lol... but my original numbers were off and we are damn near at the salary cap.

 

The site I was using did not factor in qualifying and non-guaranteed contracts so I had to actually adds those.

 

Essentially, if Gerald Henderson asks for more than $8,000,000 we won't be able to afford him.

 

 

:startle:  :notfair:

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Lol, I hear ya...

 

This is what that NBA.com analyst meant when he said that we had to amnesty Tyrus Thomas to Jefferson...

 

I love Henderson, but $8,000,000 for him may not be worth being stuck in cap hell...

 

Hopefully we can get him for $6,500,000 or less (which is doubtful).

 

We're also stuck in a predicament with Jeff Adrien, because if you cut him; we're at exactly 10 players.

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Sorry guys lol.

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So, the Bobcats are in the same position as the Mavericks. With those draft picks and having to resign players, it's almost a given that this current team build will go into the luxury tax.  :startle: I'm not even sure if the team as currently built is good enough to win 30 games, so there's that nice relative tidbit. They need to sign two more players and have just enough room to give out two minimum level deals. 

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Here is what each players contract is slated to pay him next year...

 

Al Jefferson: 13,500,000

Ben Gordon: 13,200,000

Ramon Sessions: $5,000,000

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist: $4,809,840

Bismack Biyomob: $3,217,680

Kemba Walker: $2,709,720

Brendan Haywood: $2,000,000

Jeff Adrien: 916,099

Jeff Taylor: $788,872

 

Add that up and you get: $46,142,211

 

Gerald Henderson (Guestimate Contract): $8,000,000

Cody Zeller (Guestimate Contract): $3,894,240

 

Add those up and you get: $11,894,240

 

Add the two totals and you get: $58,036,451

 

Subtract $58,500,000 (Salary Cap) from the Bobcats Total Salary $58,036,451: $463,549 in cap room

 

Welcome to cap hell Bobcat fans!!!

 

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Henderson, your ass better come back for like 6 million a season and be nice. 

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