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!
Ben Gordon $13k
Ramon Sessions $5k
Plus new contracts to Kemba and Biz
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.