Alright, so you've probably heard all the rumors so far- Dwight Howard, Andre Iguodala, Aaron Afflalo, and the entire Celtics roster. So let's look at the financial ramifications of some of these rumored deals, and whether or not they are possible. Then, we'll see how the Clippers can use the CBA to their advantage, twisting these rumors in order to make them compliant with the CBA while still delivering the same or similar results to the Clippers.
First of all, let's look at exactly what the Clippers are dealing as far as salaries and cap holds go.
Now, that figure of 85.8 million is startlingly large. Fortunately, it's also not accurate. Lamar Odom and Chauncey Billups right now account for 19.9 million of that, and it's safe to say that once all is said and done the Clippers won't be paying those two a combined 10 million, not to mention 19.9. Now, what these two will really get paid is anyone's guess. They could both get the minimum, or they could both get more. I asked Clips Nation writer Erik O for a little assistance and we agreed that an estimate of 2 million for each is fair. So, let's look at the new picture.
Ok. Look good to everyone? Now, let's look at some different possibilities and how they work under the cap.
- Dwight Howard
- Andre Iguodala