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Jose Slaughter
03-29-2004, 01:30 AM
Playing a little catch up here....

The disclaimers..........

From NBA.com, a story on the Bobcats draft.
http://www.nba.com/bobcats/news/expansion_draft.html

This paragraph has the basic info.

Charlotte will receive lists from each of the 27 teams not competing in the NBA Finals 10 days prior to the scheduled Expansion Draft (June 12) and those from the competing teams in the Finals within two days of the conclusion of the Finals. Team lists will designate a maximum of eight protected players for that teamís players under contract or restricted free agents for the 2004-05 NBA season. The unprotected players are eligible for selection by the Bobcats, who will draft a minimum of 14 players from NBA rosters.

Free agent info from REAL GM.
http://www.realgm.com/src_freeagents.php?year=2004

Salary information can be found at Hoops Hype.
http://www.hoopshype.com/salaries/minnesota.htm

This is the Minnesota roster.

Kevin Garnett
Latrell Sprewell
Wally Szczerbiak
Sam Cassell
Michael Olowokandi
Ervin Johnson
Troy Hudson
Mark Madsen
Gary Trent
Fred Hoiberg
Oliver Miller
Ndudi Ebi
Trenton Hassell

The Timberwolves have 13 players on their roster with 9 signed for next season & 4 listed as unrestricted free agents.

Signed for 04-05

Kevin Garnett ---------- $16,000,000
Latrell Sprewell -------- $14,625,000
Wally Szczerbiak -------- $9,000,000
Sam Cassell -------------- $5,650,000
Michael Olowokandi ---- $5,408,700
Ervin Johnson ----------- $4,998,349
Troy Hudson ------------- $2,800,000
Mark Madsen ------------ $1,650,000
Ndudi Ebi ------------------- $751,200

Timberwolves Free agnets

Gary Trent
Fred Hoiberg
Oliver Miller
Trenton Hassell

The T-wolves have a couple players that have "player options" they can exercise this spring if they want. Sprewell can opt out of his 14.6M contract for next season but if he does he should be declared mentally unfit to play. Hudson has the same option but who is gonna pay him close to 2.8M after the year of rehab he has had.


Garnett, Sprewell, Szczerbiak, Cassell & Hudson get the first 5 spots on the protected list.

Olowokandi, Johnson, Madsen & Ebi are up for the final 3 spots.

Olowokandi has been a big disapointment for the T-Wolves but they have little else at center. I think they are hoping that he can come back from a summer of rehab to start fresh next season. I hope his FG% get healthy too, .432 is just sick for a center. Kandi gets spot #6.

Johnson has started 39 of the 58 games he has played in. The down side is he is averaging less than 15 MPG. Being in the final year of his contract next season might be attractive to the Bobcats. Being 36 & making almost 5M next season might make them think twice.

Madsen has been a solid player off the bench that gets his points off hussle & put backs. He is shooting 51% in 18 MPG & the energy he brings is worth the 1.6M he earns. Madsen stays, & is #7

Ebi is the guy every Wolves fan is pulling for. Last years #26 pick fresh out of highschool, Ebi has endeared himself to the Minnesota faithful. It is much too early to give up on him & his contract is so reasonable it isn't even funny. Ebi claims spot #8.

The Minnesota protected list.

Kevin Garnett
Latrell Sprewell
Wally Szczerbiak
Sam Cassell
Michael Olowokandi
Troy Hudson
Mark Madsen
Ndudi Ebi

Minnesota leaves Ervin Johnson unprotected & Charlotte passes on him.

Here is the Charlotte Expansion Draft.

Atlanta ------------- No Pick
Boston ------------- C - Kedrick Perkins -------- $729,500
Chicago ------------ No Pick
Cleveland ---------- G - Kevin Ollie ----------- $2,704,350
Dallas --------------- G - Tony Delk ----------- $3,150,000
Denver -------------- F - Ryan Bowen -------- $1,400,000 (est)
Detroit -------------- No Pick
Golden State ------ No Pick
Houston ------------ GF - Adrian Griffin ---------- $807,546
Indiana ------------- C - Primoz Brezec ------- $1,554,326
L.A. Clippers ------- F - Melvin Ely ------------- $1,742,400
L.A. Lakers --------- No Pick
Memphis ------------ GF - Dahntay Jones ---- $1,143,360
Miami ---------------- No Pick
Milwaukee ----------- F Marcus Haislip -------- $1,655,280
Minnesota ----------- No Pick

Total payroll $14,886,792

Charlotte's payroll next season will be 2/3's of the salary cap. If the cap is 45M then the Bobcats will have about 30M for players.

Links to previous threads in this series.

Atlanta ------ http://www.pacersdigest.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=996
Boston ------ http://www.pacersdigest.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1038
Chicago ----- http://www.pacersdigest.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1083
Cleveland -- http://www.pacersdigest.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1122
Dallas ------- http://www.pacersdigest.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1162
Denver ------ http://www.pacersdigest.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1216
Detroit ------ http://www.pacersdigest.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1251
Golden St. -- http://www.pacersdigest.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1318
Houston ---- http://www.pacersdigest.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1355
Indiana ----- http://www.pacersdigest.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1427
LA Clippers - http://www.pacersdigest.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1493
LA Lakers --- http://www.pacersdigest.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1543
Memphis ---- http://www.pacersdigest.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1615
Milwaukee -- http://www.pacersdigest.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1681
Minnesota -- http://www.pacersdigest.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1719

Next up the New Jersey Nets

Peck
03-29-2004, 03:17 AM
Just to spice this up some more I want to disagree with you.

However, I can't.

Ervin is expendable for Min & is not essential for Char.

So I concur that there will be no pick of Min.

Atlanta - no pick
Boston - Jumaine Jones $ 1,687,500
Chicago - Chris Jeffries $ 899,040
Cleveland - Kedrick Brown $ 2,332,388
Dallas - Tony Delk $ 3,150,00
Denver - no pick
Detroit - no pick
Golden State - Popeye Jones
Houston - no pick
Indiana - Primoz Brezac $1,554,326
L.A. Clips - Melvin Ely $ 1,742,400
L.A. Lakers - Devan George $ 4,500,000
Memphis - no pick (trade)
Miami - no pick
Milwaukee - Marcus Haislip $1,655,280
Minnesota - no pick.


Total payroll $17,520,934 plus whatever Popeye Jones

Cactus Jax
03-29-2004, 03:53 AM
I think the T-Wolves leave Wally unprotected but the Bobcats wouldn't take him for 9 million dollars.

Anthem
03-29-2004, 04:39 AM
They'll absolutely pick up Johnson. He's got the perfect contract, and they've got the space and money.

They'll use him during the season to trade for a player that they actually want. His contract is a great commodity.

Will Galen
03-29-2004, 08:51 AM
They'll absolutely pick up Johnson. He's got the perfect contract, and they've got the space and money.

They'll use him during the season to trade for a player that they actually want. His contract is a great commodity.

I agree with Peck and Jose, Johnson is to old and he makes to much money for them to pick.

It's true they have the space, but as for having the money they don't. They have to divy up 30 million among 12 to 15 players. At best that's 2.5 million apiece. Johnsons $5 million contract would take up two spaces.

As for players they actually want they can find those in the draft so there's no reason to take Johnson.

kerosene
04-01-2004, 12:57 AM
You could substitute what I said about Campbell for Johnson here. I don't see them taking both so I'll say no pick here.

Atlanta - No Pick
Boston - Kedrick Perkins - $729,500
Chicago - No Pick _or_ Eddie Robinson + Draft Pick - $6,767,540 + Pick _or_ $0
Cleveland - No Pick
Dallas - Tony Delk - $3,150,000
Denver - No Pick
Detroit - No Pick _or_ Campbell (in hopes of getting talent for an expiring contract at the deadline) - $4,400,000 _or_ $0
Golden State - No Pick
Houston - Adrian Griffin - $807,546
Indiana - Primoz Brezec - $1,554,326
LA Clippers - Melvin Ely - $1,742,400
LA Lakers - No Pick
Memphis - Theron Smith - $620,046
Miami - No Pick
Milwaukee - Marcus Haislip $1,655,280
Minnesota - No Pick

$21,426,638 if they take both Robinson and Campbell. Draft pick from Chicago will add to that though too.
$10,259,098 if they take neither of the above

kerosene
04-02-2004, 12:33 AM
bump