Can we get him at this point?
The only player we can cut without paying his whole year's salary is Joseph.
How close are we to the hard cap level we can not go over this year because we used our full MLE to sign someone?
Maybe Roy or someone with excellent knowledge of the numbers can help us out with that for a TP or 2.
We can afford him at the minimum. Depending on what we owe Dooling we might be able to afford him with the BAE. The numbers look like this from what I can tell
74.3M hard cap (because we used the MLE on JET)
72.5M already guaranteed (including Dooling's salary)
BAE = ~1.9M
VetMin = 1.2M (although I believe only $854K counts against the cap.
We can definitely afford a veterans minimum contract at this point. We don't have a roster spot for him but we have the 1.2M in cap space. The question is if we want to use it now or when an injury springs up mid-season.
I got the feeling with the numbers being so close that Danny was saving the BAE to outbid a team for a mid season waive/cut.
For my money I'd rather have KMart than Wilcox. I just think he has better basketball instincts and there are games where he can step up and really dominate his position. I also don't think Joseph will get us very far if he sees any time. I'd probably keep Wilcox and cut Joseph but that leaves us with: KG, Darko, Collins, Bass, Sully, Wilcox, Kmart and Melo as our front court players.
8/15 on two positions is overload for a conference that really doesn't have a ton of good centers. I would pick up Martin for insurance and toughness but I couldn't guarantee him any minutes. That would probably mean he's not signing here.