The way the Batum signing is coming together. The more I think about it, the less I like it. When looking at the cap numbers, It doesn't seem Batum would fit in the the comitments we allready have.
SO the Way I am looking at it is
Would you rather have an offseason this year of Batum and Budinger, but risk the chance of Pek and Bud leaving next season? or, Roy, Shved,Hill/Steisma, and budinger, with a better chance of retaining everyone. Let ME show y ou the number to show my reasoning
Kevin Love 13,668,793
Nikola Pekovic 4,837,200
Derrick Williams 4,809,840
J.J. Barea 4,493,500
Wesley Johnson 4,285,560
Luke Ridnour 4,000,000
Ricky Rubio 3,741,120
Wayne Ellington 1,154,040
Chase Budinger 885,120
Malcom Lee 762,195
RObbie Hummel 800,000
Martell Buyout 600,000
Cap to use =18,207,987
Shved agreement= 3years/10million dollars 3,250,000 cap hit
Roy agreement= 2 years/ 10.4 million 5,000,000 cap hit
remaining cap = 9,957,987
Nic Batum agreement= 4 years / 46.5 million 11,000,000 cap hit
This just doesn't fit with the space we have. We could certainly fit Shved or Roy into the MLE. But not really. Our MLE is 2.5 million ehh? neithers deal would really work into them.
Following year our cap number would be somtheing along the lines of
44,920,969 (subrtracted expiring contracts and multiplied by 1.075 (7.5% increase))
Say the cap is at 60 mil next season, we have
15,079,030 to resign budinger and pek, and target other free agents.
Pek will probably recieve a contract in the 10 million range and Budinger somewhere in the 4 million dollar range.
resigning them basically eats up all our cap.
If adding Hill/steisma is in our plan, you can expect us not to pick up Wes's team option next year too.
Add Batum to the equation and the likely hood of us keeping our core is down the toilet. Plus when looking at his numbers, does he really dictate a contract like this?
I also think it's unfair to jump boat on DWill, I read he has a world class work effort, and him loosing weight to play the 3 is great news. atleast give him one more chance.
I apologize if this is jumbled and hard to follow, but try to do you best. Comment please!