Re: off the wall trade idea!
posted at 2/13/2011 6:45 AM EST
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In Response to Re: off the wall trade idea! : Still will be over the cap, but nice try!!
Posted by hedleylamarr
And didn't they just freed up about 4 mil from sasha? And i believe also that Walton's contract is gonna be up... that's another 5 mil? SO if i do my math correctly and i'm just doing simple math here with let's say Bynum and artest that is 16 mil + 5 mil( from artest) + the 4 mil (from sasha) + 5 mil (from Walton).... isn't that like 30 mils that they have to play around with? Just saying...
I just looked up info regarding the salary cap/team salaries, and here's the verdict. The salary cap this season is $58 mil (Lakers are currently at $91.6 mil.
Dwight Howard will be a free agent after the 2012-2013 season. I've heard rumors that under the new salary cap, the max contracts will be set at approximately $11 mil (players will be taking a huge hit, but I digress).
During that free agent period, the Lakers will have the following players hitting free agency: Bynum ($16.5 mil), Odom ($8.3 mil), Walton ($6.1 mil) & Fisher ($3.1 mil). However, even after factoring in the Lakers not signing any of these guys in order to go after Howard, the Lakers still ended up with $58.1 mil which would mean that even after all that, they'd still be over the cap. Assuming the Lakers elect not to sign anyone that year, that leaves them with only Artest ($7.7 mil) and Blake ($4 mil) as tradeable assets.
i know what you're thinking...sweet they could just work out a sign and trade! Let's just say that the odds of that happening are slim and none. But for arguments sake I said lets just assume anyway. Ok then, let L.A. sign him then. No problem, the roster only has two players on it; Kobe ($30.5 mil) and Gasol ($19.3 mil). Even if Howard wanted to sign with them, the only way that he could do so and fit within the salary cap would be to sign for about $8 mil/yr (max contract = $11 mil).
Even after all this, the Lakers would only have 3 players on their ENTIRE roster. They would not even be able to field a starting 5 (even if the chose to sign minimum salary players to fill out the roster, which they wouldn't be able to).
So, as we can all clearly see, the Lakers have a 0% chance of landing Dwight Howard unless they trade either Kobe or Gasol plus let all of their other player leave via free agency.
Thanks for playing!