If we sell Steve Nash for one 2nd rounder, we have Kobe 24 mil deal and Scare's 1 mil deal. Cap is 62, so by my math, that's 37 mil in cap space. Add in about 2 mil for a 1st rounder, and you have 35. IIRC we're still paying Duhon 1.9 mil. We have Marhsall on board still, but he's contract can be waived.
Giving Melo the max (23 mil) leaves 10 mil in cap space left.
Give Young 3 mil, Wesely 3 mil, and Farmar 4 mil, cap is full.
Give Hill the full MLE.
Give Henry the LLE.
That's 9 player roster.
Sign Blake for the vets min.
Problem with this team is no inside play whatsoever.
I doubt Kaman will return, and some of us Laker fans don't wanna see Pau in a Laker uni every again. (/me glares at Windu)
We are fine if we can get Melo to take around 17-18 mil. Then, maybe we could afford Sessions or Vareajo or some decent FA
The most optimistic would be:
1. Nash retires due to medical reasons and we waive Meeks, Blake, Kelly, Kaman, Marshall.
2. Young opts into his 1.2 million deal.
3. Wes, Farmar, Henry agrees to take 2 million each.
4. Hill takes the full midlevel.
With one first rounder at 1.5 million and four 0.5 capholds, we'd have arund 21 million in cap-space. Theoretically enough to sign Melo, if he'd take a million or two less.
However, Nash probably isn't retiring, young wont opt in, Wes, Farmar and Henry probably wont take only 2 million, although they might and Hill is probably looking at a bit more than the MLE.