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Keeping Up With The Bobcats Salary Space

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http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/07/04/4147645/charlotte-bobcats-al-jefferson.html


Jefferson can’t formally be signed (and the Bobcats can’t comment) until the NBA’s moratorium period ends on July 10. The Bobcats have informed power forward Tyrus Thomas that he will be waived under the NBA’s amnesty provision once the moratorium ends.
Using amnesty on Thomas means the remaining two seasons and approximately $18 million on Thomas’s contract won’t count against the Bobcats’ salary cap. It’s difficult to precisely calculate the Bobcats’ projected payroll after dropping Thomas and adding Jefferson. But it appears to be roughly $46 million (including Henderson’s qualifying offer as a restricted free agent).
Next season’s salary cap is projected at about $58.5 million per team.


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I've pretty much said everything that he said, except I just proved that his numbers are inaccurate. I am willing to almost guarantee that the $46 million does not include Henderson's qualifying offer.

Why?

Well for starters I detailed it out for you in an above post. Secondly the Bobcats sent out an email to their season ticket holders that they would have $21 million in cap space (with the amnestying of Tyrus Thomas).

If you add Jefferson's contract of $13.5 million and replace Tyrus Thomas' eight million dollar contract with Getald Henderdon's eight million dollar contract, you get $21 million dollars....

Bonnell is wrong on this one.

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I wouldn't worry too much, there is a lot of things NBA teams can do to get wiggle room.  I expect Jordan to pursue those if needed since we signed Jefferson, it basically means he's OK spending more money if it can help us.

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Agreed, it is nice to see him start spending money... overall I think we'll be okay.

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The Heat have 3 guys making 20+ mill each, if we really wanted to spend some money I'm pretty sure we can.  I doubt we will though but I wouldn't worry about keeping what we have and hopefully grabbing some decent bench players.

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We will most likely re-sign Sessions, and next year you are going to want to think about re-signing Biyombo and Walker. Biz will receive a deal around the five million dollar range and Kemba could be looking at a deal around the $11,000,000 dollar range. That would literally be most of our cap room for next year.

 

I doubt we re-sign Kemba next offseason, and I know we wont re-sign Biyombo

 

Guys on rookie deals dont really agree to extensions after 3 years unless they are a max guy where there is no negotiating on the contract

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I think they love Kemba so unless he regresses this season he will be extended..if he could just attack like Tony Parker off pick and rolls with Zellar and Jefferson like the Spurs do...that would be ideal and Explosive....please come through Zellar...I want to like you so much.

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I think they love Kemba so unless he regresses this season he will be extended..if he could just attack like Tony Parker off pick and rolls with Zellar and Jefferson like the Spurs do...that would be ideal and Explosive....please come through Zellar...I want to like you so much.

 

He has 2 more years on his rookie deal, why extend him next year?

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For those asking about Kemba, you don't extend Kemba next year; it you save money to extend him because he will be making around eight million dollars more than he is making now.

It's not like you can just resign him with the two million dollars from his expiring contract.

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We will most likely re-sign Sessions, and next year you are going to want to think about re-signing Biyombo and Walker. Biz will receive a deal around the five million dollar range and Kemba could be looking at a deal around the $11,000,000 dollar range. That would literally be most of our cap room for next year.

 

http://www.spotrac.com/nba/charlotte-bobcats/yearly/

 

We get club options on both Biz and Walker next year for 7 million total, and then we can put qualifying offers to match the year after that, so I don't see any reason to extend either of them now. I think we're in pretty good shape. I don't know that we'll be able to max anybody out in near future, but Al Jefferson is realistically the best caliber free agent that would sign here anyway. And the fact that we didn't give him 4 years is a great move.

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Was our MLE factored into the money we have available to spend?  I don't think we used any of it trying to sign Jefferson.  Mid-Level Exception will give us an additional 3.5M to spend and if we haven't used our Bi-Annual Exception, we may be able to add another 1.5-2M.

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Was our MLE factored into the money we have available to spend?  I don't think we used any of it trying to sign Jefferson.  Mid-Level Exception will give us an additional 3.5M to spend and if we haven't used our Bi-Annual Exception, we may be able to add another 1.5-2M.

 

We're not over the payroll, the MLE doesn't apply here.

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http://www.spotrac.com/nba/charlotte-bobcats/yearly/

 

We get club options on both Biz and Walker next year for 7 million total, and then we can put qualifying offers to match the year after that, so I don't see any reason to extend either of them now. I think we're in pretty good shape. I don't know that we'll be able to max anybody out in near future, but Al Jefferson is realistically the best caliber free agent that would sign here anyway. And the fact that we didn't give him 4 years is a great move.

 

I'm not saying extend them (for the thousandth time lol)

 

What I'm saying is this...

 

Kemba graded out as one of the top seven point guards in the league last year, he will be due a big pay day... Unlike someone like Ramon Sessions who will probably sign a new contract for five million or less, Kemba will be looking for a raise in the neighborhood of eight to nine million dollars.

 

The only way to realistically afford him is to save money next year, or since we own his (and Biyombo's bird rights); go  into the luxury tax to sign them (except that we won't have to pay for being in the luxury tax because bird rights allow you to go over the salary cap to retain your own players).

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