I don't think buying him out saves any cap space at all, though.
Right. Hornets are currently at $63.4M Even if you got Carroll to retire and come off the books you'd still be above the cap. Either Demps needs the roster space, like Eric Gordon for Brandon Jennings and a lot of filler, or he's just saving money. I'm leaning towards the latter which also suggests we won't see a significant trade this year with the Hornets cashing in a bundleable $4M trade chip.
Assuming Carroll can catch on with a team for the Veteran Minimum, Demps saved Mr. Benson $1.5 Million by swapping Warrick for a ready to be bought out Carroll. Who knows, maybe that money will be used to buy Voodoo. I'd trade Warrick for Voodoo.
This post was edited on 11/15 at 1:21 pm