Magic Skywalker wrote:While its true we "can" receive a player vía S&T now, it is honestly impossible.
As slimjim stated, the luxury tax is at $71.748M, making the apron at $75.748M. Lakers Team Salary right now is $74,519,921, so yeah, we are under the apron but the problem is that the new CBA states that you must be under the apron AFTER the trade, which means that we can only receive $1.28M (aprox) on a S&T.
Well, I suppose the Gerald Henderson trade would be possible if the Bobcats want Blake and Henderson is willing to come to the Lakers for $5M.
so it's not impossible
but it'll be tough. and who is out there worth trading for?
for example monta ellis. i doubt they accept anything less than pau who at this point is untouchable. would they accept hill, blake, meeks?
and even then that's only about 9 million in total. is that enough for ellis?
now i'm sure there are other players they may be looking at. it's odd that they've left one position empty, almost completely