The other consideration is that the new TV deal will kick in in 2016
so that should bump the cap and luxury tax amounts up somewhat
more than the usual annual bump.
The next 2 years will be the most dicey if you must stay under the luxury tax
As the Good Book says" Sufficient unto the day, is the evil thereof. We are all worried about Lance and Danny next year(as well as Luis), but the truth is, there is not a thing we can do about either of them except try to swing a trade for an expiring that gives us enough money to be in play at the deadline. We have a really good shot at a Championship run in the EC and a good shot at knocking off Mia and getting a shot at the Finals. IMHO, that's what we need to be worried about. What happens next year is all gravy if we can pull off the Championship this year. All that being said, I loves me some trade and scramble thoughts to make us even better next year.
I can't agree or disagree with what you are saying until we know what the 2015-2016 LT is going to be. I suspect that ( at worst ) it will be the same at $75.7 mil ( what it will be next season ). Even at $44 mil, the Pacers would have at least $31+ mil to spend before hitting the LT to add both Lance and Hibbert.
I will have to dig up the old Naptown_Seth post about this.....but I recall him posting that it's possible to field expensive Starters...as long as you fill the bench with cheap ( but talented ) Players ( which I think is possible now under the new CBA and the fact that we are contenders ) while filling out the roster with Players on rookie contracts ( like the 2014-2015 2nd round pick and the 2015-2016 1st round pick....assuming Bird doesn't trade it away ).
Look at what the Spurs have done.....they have basically built a core around an aging Parker, Manu and Duncan....while mixing and matching...from year to year...the remaining cogs that fit their culture, what they want to do while continuing the success that they have built over the years. I think that it would be hard to build a roster of 13 built around GH/PG24/Lance/Hibbert ( not sure what will happen with West in the summer of 2016 )....but I don't think that it would be impossible.
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Ash from Army of Darkness: Good...Bad...I'm the guy with the gun.
This is David West, he is the Honey Badger, West just doesn't give a *****....he's pretty bad *ss cuz he has no regard for any other Player or Team whatsoever.
I don't think it matters if Lance makes the all star game. Lance is going to be at full exposure in the playoffs regardless, which I think can honestly do more to help his value than the All Star game can.
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