After the Warriors struck out on everything, including sign-and-trades for any legit free agents, they went back to hand(cuff) jobbing guys who don't matter, this time with help from the pal in the Hornets' front office who is giving away scrap heap garbage for nothing in a total revamp that will have the Hornets ahead of the Warriors in the standings for years to come. Chance these numbers are off a hair here or there but they should be just about right as indication of concrete offer capability of team. Let me know if you see problems.
Bogut: $13 million
Lee: $12.744 million
Jefferson: $10.164 million
Biedrins: $9 million
Jack: $5.4 million
Curry: $3.958742 million (how much next year?)
Rush: $4.385416 million (or worse)
Thompson: $2.22216 million
Tyler: $ 0.762195 million
Jenkins: $ 0.762195 milion (unguaranteed if waived before August 1)
Barnes: $2.79804 million (120% rookie scale #7)
Ezeli: $1.02096 million (120% #30)
McGuire caphold: $0.854389 million
Robinson caphold: $0.854389 million
(nearing $500k probably)
TOTAL: $67.926486 million (+ Draymond Green)
Luxury Tax level: $70.307 million
No more roster spaces and just about no relevant cash to offer anyone, anyway.
Swapping Wright for Jack accomplishes little of basketball consequence, loads of financial consequence.
Were the team to renounce McGuire and Robinson, and waive Charles Jenkins, they would then clear $2.470973 million in salary space to have $4.851487 million in total breathing room before hitting the luxury tax line they will not pass. And that's if they don't sign Draymond Green to the likely $500k-ish rookie deal. They cannot offer the full MLE to anyone. So go ahead, agents and players- tell the Warriors who they should cut to even PRESENT a formal offer to you. And then tell them they will be paying an extra bit AND sacrificing the sweet sweet luxury tax handouts the Warriors have parasitically pocketed forever and ever and ever if they want to get you. They're waiting for your call.
And no, this scared-stiff Travis Schlenk & co. talent team will NOT take on salary above the luxury tax line now and just hope to shed it in time to avoid penalties this time next year. And it will NOT just waive the irrelevant Speedy Claxton (Hofstra) hyped dope, Charles Jenkins (Hofstra), even though he'd probably love it if they would now.
(numbers stolen from ShamSports and Larry Coon's work of course)