WOR Posted February 19, 2016 Share Posted February 19, 2016 So, lets just take a look down the rabbit hole that is keeping Horford, Millsap, etc together for the foreseeable future and what that would mean. 2016 Salary Cap $90ish million Hawks 2016 Salary- $58 Million Horfords Cap Hold(needed to keep his bird rights and offer him that 5th year. Ill explain in a minute)-#16.5 million Total Salary going into FA- 74.5 million So what does that mean? We have 15.5 million dollars in free agency. This is the amount we can spend up to the "cap". This is where Horfords cap hold comes into play. After we spend the 15.5 million we can then sign Horford to his max contract and whatever amount he signs to over his cap hold will take us "above the cap" I believe. Scenario 2. Renounce Horfords rights and let him walk leaving us with $32 million in cap space. This would be dumb, IMO, because we have seen what happens when we chase superstars. Scenario 3. SnT Horford to a team that wants him but doesnt have the space. Acquire a bunch of expiring contracts and maybe a solid young guy or 1st round picks(Ala JJ). This would just be a way to push the can down the street for another year. Not a very good option So lets just roll with Scenario 1. We keep Horfords cap hold and have 15.5 to spend with Bazemore and Hinrich being our only FAs. SFs available for around that price(Maybe we move a Korver or Tiagos expiring deal to get more relief) Nicolas Batum Harrison Barnes Jeff Green Luol Deng SGs Eric Gordon Bradley Beal(very unlikely) Gerald Henderson Jared Dudley Evan Fournier Bazemore Big Men Noah Drummond(Highly unlikely) Mozgov Jordan Hill Tyler Zeller Whiteside Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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