last stand wrote:i dont think there is any way contracts would work in that situation
deng will sign about 8 million a year
hinrich is at about 10 million a year
odom is only at 14 million and chris mihm is at 2 million
also they just drafted derrick rose wouldn't they want to build around a core of deng and rose
If Deng is at 8.5 or 9, he'll be BYC meaning he counts as 4 outgoing for Chicago.
Assuming 8.5 then:
Deng's 4.25 plus Hinrich's 10.25 is 14.5.
Odom's 14.3 plus Mihm's 2.5 plus Farmar's 1 is 17.8.
14.5*1.25=18, meaning the deal works for them.
For the Lakers, they'll be taking in 20.75, while sending out 17.8.
17.8*1.25 is 22.
In conclusion, the deal works assuming Deng at that salary, and it can even be a little higher than that.
I'm not sure what the update is on the situation, but they couldn't come to an agreement with Deng on a contract extension prior to the year and if he refused to sign an extension and played out his qualifying offer, then they could potentially lose him to unrestricted free agency next offseason.
As things stand now, if they did this deal, they'd be at about a max slot next season -- obviously would change based on other trades, free agency, and if they signed Gordon to an extension.
Not saying the rumor is true, just that its not absurd.