Re: How many win in December?
posted at 12/31/2013 7:56 PM EST
In response to Fierce34's comment:
In response to Mployee8's comment:
I don't know the rules?
Contrary to your opinion, the Lakers, if able to resign Gasol to say a KG friendly $10MM will have almost $15MM for a FA. That would be a roster of six. They'd have to use their exceptions to sign another six or whatever the new minimum roster requirements are under the new CBA. If they didn't renounce J Hill then they could resign him with Bird Rts once over the cap. That's 13 players .... they could probably resign six renounced players for vet minimums and they'd all be satisfied.
Kobe - 23.5m
Nash - 9.7m
N.Young - 1.23m
Sacre - .915
Kelly - 1m
Total - 36.34m
You say sign Pau Gasol for 10m.
So that's 46.34m.
The salary cap for 2014-15 is projected to be at 60m.
So 60 - 46.34 = 13.66m
That's 6 players for 46.34m and the remaining cap space is 13.66m.
Lakers can't even afford Carmelo Anthony if they only have 13.66m and they still need to sign 7 more players.
The only exception the Lakers will have is the Room Exception of 2.65m.
Even if the Lakers have a ton of money, the new salary cap rules made sure the Lakers will not be able to buy their way to a championship.
Wrong as usual ... Now comes a new rumor of the Lakers cutting cap space with a trade of Gasol for Bynum and no doubt the Cavs 2014 draft pick.
In what universe would the Lakers even consider dumping a four-time All-Star in nothing more than an accounting move to save a few bucks in salary and luxury tax? In this universe, that's what -- the universe created by the 2011 collective bargaining agreement.
According to ESPN.com, the Lakers have had discussions with the Cavaliers about a trade that would send Pau Gasol to Cleveland for Andrew Bynum. The motivation? With Kobe Bryant hurt again and the Lakers clinging to slim hopes of even making the playoffs in the stacked Western Conference, LA would then waive Bynum before the other half of his $12.25 million salary becomes guaranteed on Jan. 7.
Depending on how the deal is structured, it could save the Lakers millions in salary and luxury tax this season and nudge them under the tax threshold -- which would save them from the dreaded repeater tax next season.
and with the Cavs 2014 pick, tanking would be in order no doubt.
Like I said, don't count the Lakers out Fungus cause there's always a way to beat the CBA before it beats you.