Payroll for the core 6 next year (Holiday/Gordon/Evans/Anderson/Davis/Rivers) will be over $52 million. Add in Oden at $2.65 million, Withey at $816k, Jackson at $490k, and Miller at $1.1 million and you're at $57 million. Smith will get a raise to $4-$5 million, if Aminu stays he'll at least be making the same $4 million, and then you add someone with the $5 million MLE. That puts you right around the tax line at $70- $71 million.
They do have a little wiggle room, but if Oden fails, then Oden eating up cap space could keep certain moves that push into the tax from happening, like Evans for Batum which would increase payroll by $1 million.
This post was edited on 7/24 at 12:51 pm