I love what G-man is saying, and I hope that his actions match his words. You'll have to excuse me if I missed it in one of these interview threads somewhere, but here is a quote from Gettleman via Bryan Strickland of Panthers.com:
"Last year we were quite a bit over, and we had to do some maneuvering just to get under for the first day of the league year. The progress for this year is that we don't have to do any of that, but that doesn't mean we're sitting here with $35 million," Gettleman said. "Every penny helps, but we're trying to get the thing under control. If it goes to 130, very frankly I don't know if we're going to spend to 130. We're going to be smart. If you're constantly up against the wall, you can't maneuver.
So Gettleman is not going to prescribe to Patrick Ewing's philosophy: "Sure we make a lot of money, but we spend a lot, too."
G-man isn't gonna be loosey-goosey with the money, people, because putting yourself in the best fiscal position to sustain excellence is more than about thinking about what you see in front of you, but what's also off in the distance.