migya wrote:Problem then is, we can't afford a bench and probablt to resign Bogut for what he is making now. Gay is just too much salary and the team is winning on the back of great bench play by Jack and Landry, as well as rookie Green. Can kiss them goodbye with another very high salary player.
I say let Barnes show what he can do. Look to trade either or both RJ and AB this offseason or if have to, let them play out there contracts and then have just over twenty million to use again. The team has options with time right now and it's a luxury.
Actually, we would be saving money both years.
Roughly .5 million this year, bringing us under the luxury.
Then next year we would have gays 17million, but shed 11mil from Jefferson, 3 from Barnes, 4 from Rush.
So, would be paying about 1mil less next year.... which is still luxury and max we could offer Jack is 3.5 either way. But owners save 2mil, which doesn't hurt.
They year after that Gay will be paid 19mil, but Beans and Bogut come off the books. So we would be able to resign Bogut, Landry and still be under the luxury. year after that Gay comes off books so would have to decide if we bring him back for less, or if we pay Klay, or if we could pay both... too far out to tell how much $$ they would demand. In the end the $ is not a reason to veto this trade.
I would be on board if Gay was truly the defender 32 says he is. I just don't know if that is true or not. Assuming it is, then I think it is a good deal for both teams.
However would have to note that we won't be able to trade the '14 draft pick becuase we still owe the '13. Soonest possible one is the '15 but not even sure we can promise that becuase there is the possibility that we fall to lottery again... and the league won't let us promise that pick.