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    Hi ya

    In an effort to post on here more, I would like to begin a series on the Charlotte Bobcats Expansion Draft in late June. Since the trading deadline has passed the rosters are pretty much set for the remainder of the season. I thought I'd go team by team, look at who can be protected, who can't & see what the Bobcats might do.

    First the basic info. Here is a link to a story on the Bobcats NBA.com site & a paragraph from that story.

    http://www.nba.com/bobcats/news/expansion_draft.html

    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.

    I'll be using info from a couple different sites, but it will be the same for the entire run of the series.

    RealGM's Free Agent List.
    http://www.realgm.com/src_freeagents.php?year=2004

    HoopsHype's salary list.
    http://www.hoopshype.com/salaries/atlanta.htm

    The above info will be included in each installment.

    Today, the Hawks.

    Here is their roster.

    Wesley Person
    Alan Henderson
    Jason Terry
    Chris Mills
    Bob Sura
    Zeljko Rebraca
    Chris Crawford
    Joel Przybilla
    Dion Glover
    Stephen Jackson
    Boris Diaw-Riffiod
    Jacque Vaughn
    Obinna Ekezie
    Travis Hansen
    Lee Nailon
    Mamadou N'diaye

    Under contract for next season
    Henderson ---- $8,273,125
    Terry ----------- not listed
    Crawford ----- $3,250,000
    Jackson ------- $1,100,000
    Diaw-Riffiod -- $1,053,720

    Restricted Free Agents
    Przybilla ------- $3,215,834

    Free Agents
    Person
    Mills
    Sura
    Rebraca
    Glover
    Vaughn
    Ekezie
    Hansen
    Nailon
    N'diaye

    The Hawks can protect up to 8, but they can only protect players under contract & restricted free agents. Since they have 5 under contract & 1 restricted free agent that won't be a problem.

    Teams must leave at least 1 player unprotected in the expansion draft. Again, no problem for the Hawks.

    Crawford is a possibility at $3,250,000, & the Bobcats might actually bite at that one. The contract is relatively small & it would be the fianl year of his deal. It would depend on what some of the other teams do. There players out there better than Crawford, making less money, that the Cats would have more interest in.

    Henderson's contract for 04-05 is $8,273,125. Way to large for the Bobcats to take. My guess is that is exactly what the Hawks will do, leave Henderson as the lone unprotected player.

    Might work out better for the Hawks. They will have a player next season that will be in the final year of his deal making over 8 mil. We've seen how much those players are in demand.

    In the end, the Hawks leave just Henderson unprotected & the Cats pass.

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    Sorry, I'm getting ahead of the thread, but I just don't want to forget.

    The Celtics could have just kept Vin Baker and left him unprotected. Then, if the Bobcats passed, they could just have released him...Whatever---it's in the past now.

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    Henderson is the unprotected one. Everyone else is young and (aside from Terry) cheap. If Henderson is taken, great capspace! If Henderson is not taken, great capspace! The Hawks are in a good position with the expansion draft.

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    I wish I could make this a little more complicated but Henderson is the answer.

    However by the time the draft is over with the Hawks should ask to be able to select one of the Bobcats. This is how bad the Hawks are at this point in time.


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    The only reason why I could see Atlanta protecting Henderson and making Crawford available is that they have to meet a minimum salary right? If that's going to be a stretch then they keep Henderson and get his salary off the books at the end of the year.

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    The only reason why I could see Atlanta protecting Henderson and making Crawford available is that they have to meet a minimum salary right? If that's going to be a stretch then they keep Henderson and get his salary off the books at the end of the year.
    I don't see that happening. This years cap is $43.8 million. Seventy-five percent of that is $32.8, Atlanta already has $14 million worth of salary's signed for next year. That means with the cap going up they have to sign about $20 million worth of salarys next year. Atlanta has to sign at least 7 players, and they can sign as many as 10. They would have no problem signing 10 players at $2 million each.


    Plus Atlanta cleared all that cap room to pick up free agents. I don't think good players will want to go to Atlanta, but still someone will take their mony.

    From Larry Coon's collective bargaining agreement.
    http://members.cox.net/lmcoon/salarycap.htm

    #7 MINIMUM TEAM SALARY (all the way at the bottom)
    At the other end of the spectrum there is a minimum team salary, which is defined as 75% of the salary cap. Any team that doesn't spend at least that much is surcharged at the end of the season, and that money is given to the players. In practice, most teams' salaries will be higher than the salary cap amount.

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    I agree that Atlanta will leave Henderson unprotected. But I predict the Bobcats will pass and take no one from Atlanta.

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