Kingpin74 wrote:HoodooMan wrote:http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nba--cavs-make-andrew-bynum--24-million-offer-015715453.html
Two years with a team option for the 2nd sounds pretty perfect to me.
"For the Cavaliers, the possibility of a Bynum reclamation project taking shape in Cleveland, coupled with All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving, could be the cornerstones of a recruiting pitch to bring back LeBron James in the summer of 2014."
We'd have enough leftover cap room with Bynum's $12mil still on the books to offer LBJ a max deal next summer?
Only guys on the books for guaranteed money after this season are Jack at his $6M or whatever it is (hopefully they frontloaded the deal this year) and Kyrie, Thompson, Waiters, Zeller, Bennett, and Karasev on rookie deals. Varejao, Gee, and Clark all have team options. Comes out to about 33 mill and the current NBA cap is around 58 mill. So yeah, they wouldn't be able to pick up a $12M Bynum option and get LeBron if Bynum returns to form. But you can always move young guys to make room, they're all at reasonable numbers on their rookie deals.
Well you are clearly forgetting about minimum salary roster holds and draft pick holds, both of which can be significant.