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.
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.