Doc Brown wrote:I think we could become instant contenders if we keep our bench intact and and strengthen our starters
Keepers: Kobe, Hill, Johnson, Young, Meeks, Henry, Sacre
Targets: Lowry, Sessions, Livingston, Melo, Deng, Okafor
1st round pick: PF/C
Pau: If he wants to come back for cheap
Lowry / Farmar
Kobe / Young / Meeks
Deng / Henry
Melo / Johnson / 1st round pick
Hill / Okafor or Pau / Sacre
Of course any of us would be insane to not want that scenario but how do you pull all that off? If Hill & Young continue to play the way they are in their current roles they'll both cost double to triple their current salaries to bring back.. At their current levels of production Hill will field offers at or above 10M a season & Young will get mini-mle money atleast.. Unless you believe Nash is bluffing & will retire or we'll use the stretch exception on him, I don't see how we even sign 2 of Melo/Deng/Lowry, let alone all 3.. You'd have to get Kobe & Melo to both agree to insane paycuts just to get 1 of Deng or Hill, & Lowry should still command something in the 6-8M range. Just not possible.
Lowry 6 million / Farmar 2 million
Kobe 10 million / Young 3 million / Meeks 1.5 million
Deng 10 million / Henry 2 million
Melo 20 million / Johnson 2 million / 1st rounder (2 million)
Hill 7 million / Okafor 3 million / Sacre 900k
Kobe / Lowry / Deng / Melo / Hill / 1st rounder / Sacre / Okafor........all signed with salary cap
Farmar - Signed with BAE
Young / Johnson - Split MLE
Henry, Meeks - Signs on last with vet. min deal
Hill isn't going to get 10 million +, Nash is going into medical retirement in my plan and Kobe is taking the Tim Duncan/KG deal. I don't think anyone is out of their pay range in that scenario.
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