Much discussion has been about the cap space plan and other various financial assets but here is my question to you: If you were KP what contracts would you offer to our players when their time comes? Granted we cannot predict players progressing or regressing in skill, nor can we speculate how much $$ is important to individual players, is it important to be on a winning team with a lot of guys you like? or is it better to take the $$ and run to greener pastures.
While those questions are difficult to answer the best we can do is speculate.
Here are the salary situations in the years to come
Raef: Player option lilely to opt-in for $12.7
Jones: 50/50 to opt-out, if opt-out I would offer a 3 year $4/yr deal $12 total/3yrs
Work out an extension with Frye for $5/yr for 4 years
Work out an extension with Webster for $5/yr for 3 years
Trade Jack and the 13th for the 7th or 8th (Gordon or Westbrook) and filler
Extend TO at $8-9/year for 4 years
Extend Blake at $4/yr for 3 years
Use cap space to sign super-role player FA at $8-9/year or maybe not
Extend Roy at $14/yr for 6yrs
Extend Aldrige $14/yr for 6 yrs
Resign Joel for $6/yr for 3 years
Extend Oden at $15/yr for 6 yrs
So we will have in 2011-12
Considering Roy, LMA, Oden, TO, Webster, Fryes contracts all raise about 8%/yr
FA 2009 $8-9mill
That comes to about $96.5 million dollars, figure the cap in 2011 will be about $65-70million. For comparison we are paying $74mill and the cap is $55mill.The Mavs are highest at $105mill, followed by
It would be expensive buut trophies are worth it.