Now that the luxury tax has been set at 61.7 mil the Pacers will pay dearly . Their current payroll is at over 78 million without James Jones or Dale Davis being resigned. So they are looking at paying 16-17 mil before even resigning our free agents.
Waiving Austin Croshere would take 8.9 mil off that total. It appears Austin's days may well be numbered. As it is he'd cost 17.8 mil in real money if the team keeps him as a 10-12 member of the team. Or almost 38 million over the next two years. I truely can't see the Pacers keeping him at that price tag.
If the Simons don't want to pay the luxury tax ( as we have always been lead to believe) it would seem Scot Pollard must also be moved for nothing more than a draft pick to a team below the cap.
Those 2 moves would cut 15.1 mil off the luxury tax , allowing the Pacers to resign Jones and hopefully Dale , to deals in 1.6-2 mil apiece range.
I'm sure the Simons would prefer a hit in 5 million dollar range to one in 16-17 million dollar range.
Besides Dale Davis even now has more use to the Pacers than Scot Pollard.