So I'm just thinking this through for the Kings sake. I'd like to get a nice tread going about our summer options, which it seems are quite vast. The basic premise is we've got our first round draft picks, and early 2nd rounder. This comes out to 3 bodies for about $7.2Mill. Adding this to our $46 Mill base(w/o SAR), then adding in roughly 1.3 for SAR which will be in cap and not insurance, brings our working total to $53.8Mill.
Our roster looks like this: Martin, Nocioni, Udrih, Hawes, Garcia, Thompson, Greene, 1st rounder, 1st rounder, 2nd rounder, & our SINGLE expiring contract Thomas.
As noted we've got four seats to fill before the season starts. What can we do with this in Free Agency?
An MLE would look like: McCants(5Mill).
A Sign & Trade would look like: Hedo Turkoglu(4 yrs 15+Mill) for
Thomas(8.5Mill) + Nocioni(7.5Mill).
Note these are just examples that might work: Hedo's a free agent, he gets paid more through Orlando, they don't want to lose him for nothing and they can't sign him for much more than they would be paying Nocioni. And they'd get relief in an expiring.
The question is really what do you think the free agents and the restricted free agents are going to get paid (obviously hypothetical), and who could this team really use, and what would it take for the Kings to trade for them.
Let's see what y'all got: