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cap space write up



Committed salary for 2013/14: $43,423,423

Projected cap space: $12,432,977


New Orleans enjoy quite a rare position, where they have a lot of money coming off their books, but without the cap holds usually associated with it. With Rashard Lewis's $13,470,007 and Matt Carroll's $3,300,000 cap hits long since waived, the only cap holds New Orleans must contend with are those of Al-Farouq Aminu($3,749,602), Xavier Henry ($3,201,370), the #6 pick ($2,643,600), Lou Amundson ($884,293) and Roger Mason ($884,293). They also have plenty of unguaranteed money to work with, in the forms of Robin Lopez($5,119,761, only $500,000 guaranteed if waived on or before July 5th), Jason Smith ($2,500,000, only $1 million guaranteed if waived on or before June 30th), Lance Thomas ($884,293, fully guaranteed if waived on or before September 1st), Darius Miller ($788,872, fully unguaranteed if waived 27th July 2013), Brian Roberts ($788,872, fully unguaranteed until July 8th, then $50,000 guaranteed until July 20th, thereafter fully guaranteed) and Terrel Harris ($884,293, fully unguaranteed until October 31st, thereafter $150,000 guaranteed).

There's a lot of variables in play there, but the above calculation is arrived at by assuming that Henry, Amundson and Mason are renounced, Aminu isn't, and all the unguaranteed contracts survive. These assumptions are based on the same sort of logic as the Bobcats (we won't be landing major FAs, so don't need the extra space.)

New Orleans still has their amnesty clause, but none of their players are eligible for it.



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MrBlue105
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easy to read chart on committed salaries





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Fearthehat0307
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Robin Lopez($5,119,761, only $500,000 guaranteed if waived on or before July 5th),
draft len
waive lopez
????
profit






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Fun Bunch
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If you draft Len, you keep Lopez for a year I think. You bring Len off the bench and let him develop for a year.





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Fearthehat0307
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If you draft Len, you keep Lopez for a year I think. You bring Len off the bench and let him develop for a year.
my personal preference would be start him from day 1 but I probably dislike lopez a lot more than most on here






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my personal preference would be start him from day 1 but I probably dislike lopez a lot more than most on here


Lopez certainly is not our center of the future, but he had pretty solid season for the team.






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Fearthehat0307
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Lopez certainly is not our center of the future, but he had pretty solid season for the team.
like I said I probably dislike him more than most






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Gtothemoney
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trade for Cousins
waive lopez
??????
Profit


FIFY






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Fearthehat0307
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FIFY
well that would be preferable imo






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quail man
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what makes you hate him more than most?





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what makes you hate him more than most?


jealous of his hair






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Fun Bunch
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I'm not some big Lopez fan, but he has a very favorable contract. I don't think we'll get anyone better with that 5 mill.





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Colonel Flagg
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If we don't want Lopez I would think he is a valuable trade asset.









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Fearthehat0307
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what makes you hate him more than most?
a lot of people on here seem to be ok with him on the team. I want him gone yesterday.






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BayouFann
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If you draft Len, you keep Lopez for a year I think. You bring Len off the bench and let him develop for a year.


i wouldn't mind this cause I'm all in on having #'s in the frontcourt. but if len isn't gonna start, why not save $5mil and let smith start?






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BayouFann
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waive lopez


im not on the rolotrain but he's worth more than a waive. actually none of our guys are.



...except lance t.



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im not on the rolotrain but he's worth more than a waive. actually none of our guys are.
god made rolo 7 ft. tall for a single reason and he isn't even good at it






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Fun Bunch
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Because Smith isn't a starter at Center. He's a bench guy.





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MrBlue105
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You're one optimistic guy





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BayouFann
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im just thinking that the f/a market this year is better than the next two.





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