Perusing the pacers books for FA 2015 the payroll is 34.6 if both Hibbert and West opt out. even so, I dont see DWEST opting out unless its for an additional year. Hibbert most likely will opt out for the longer gauranteed contract. if Roy goes about his business and puts up average numbers and solid D he will get 10+ on the market.
Assuming the above West stays Hibbs opts out pacers would be at around 47 Million.
Obviously there is no gaurantee that Hibbs opts and if so thats fine. 2016 would be an intersting summer as referenced above, the payroll would sit at 32 Million, leaving PG and Hill (final year) under contract that season (Miles, and Solo, and euroshooter).
Bottom line is, pacers are going to have significant cap available within the next 2 summers. List of 2015 Free Agents below.
Who on this list intrigues you to team with PG on the distant horizon.
Dragic pacers obviously have interest. Milsap - if Dwest were to opt would be a nice get. Aldridge, another free agent is reportedly very close friends with Hibbert. Maybe Hibb can talk Aldridge into playing in the eastern conference with Indiana.
as a side topic, if the cavs called up Bird and offerred Wiggins and fillers for roy and west and maybe even hill would you all take it to pair PG with Wiggins for the next decade. how interesting would that be.. west, hibb, hill joining lebron in cleveland.
just kinda peeking down the road when this team has some cash to spend who would be a great fit next to PG.
i like big roy and its nothing personal but i dont trust handing him another 40M+/4 year contract. kinda on the fence until he refines his game about bringing him back.
will be interesting to see what the pacers can do with that extra 10 million lance would have taken as well.
Were looking at maybe a 70 mill salary cap and 85 hard cap in 2016 w essentially only PG and Hill (final season) on the books.
Reasonable to hope we can add another star to go along with PG in his prime right. We may take a step back this upcoming season but beyond our cap frees up considerably.
Any ideas who you all would like to see us pursue to team with Paul George the next summer or two. 2016 pacers could be at 32 million, lotta bread to throw around and a superstar already in the stable.
sound like Dragic is the guy Birds targeting if indeed Hibbs opts out.