I'm still learning about how exactly the salary cap works. I read somewhere that in order to match another team's offer to your RFA, you need to have the cap space. Assuming that's true, then we'll only have about 8 mil to spend on brook, if we sign Howard as a free agent. Surely Brook's gonna get more than 10 mil, Deandre got just as much. 1) Can we go over the cap to sign Lopez? How much can we actually offer him assuming we have the cap space?
If we can go over the cap to resign lopez, 2) Is it possible to offer 8 mil to wilson chandler first, then match a lopez offer. Nuggets already have Gallo, they won't match that much, even if Chandler say he wants to resign, money will definitely change his mind.
If we do trade for Howard, I think 2 picks and Lopez is appropriate. It's not really unfair, those two picks are quite high and Lopez has star talent, and it's definitely better than Bynum and scrubs. Since they get the chance to score a top five pick in the draft. Keep Brooks at all costs
3) Also, if we get Turk, are you guys open to trading him, Morrow and picks for Joe Johnson, we would already be over the cap, and I think he can start at 3, Atlanta should be willing to take it for expiring. Or maybe 4) Turk, Marshon and picks for Rudy Gay, do you think Memphis will bite, they are trying to stay below tax.
I also think we should go after MKG if we keep our pick , even if we land no. 1 overall. We can trade down our pick exchange for depth, since we already have our stars to build around. We desperately need a defensive , all around , hardworking SF, someone who doesn't need a lot of time to develop. 5) Is it a good idea?
6) Off topic question, does anyone think 2k12 GM mode needs improvement? Seriously, Gilbert Arenas 3 star trade value. I think expiring contracts should also have slightly better value, to teams that are looking to clear cap. Also, picks are too easy to trade for, I turned Farmar into the Piston's 1st rounder. You should also be able to lottery protect them. Lopez at 75 is still too low.