So, I went online and took a look at the financial situation for the Nuggets and methinks that things are looking good here in D Town!
So, the Big Al contract is bad, but not unbearable.
Priorities: Play basketball, sign Nene, sign AAA, let someone overpay for Ill Wil, possibly resign either JR or Wil
Nene gets $10 mil a year average for 3 years, AAA gets $7 per year.
Players under contract: Ray, Nene, AAA, Bird, Al, Gallo, Moz, Ty, Koufos
Total committed salary: $37 million
Cap room (assuming $60 million cap): $23 million (W/O JR or Wil). Minimum guy, our 1st rounder, money to work with
Priorities: Resign Gallo
Players under contract: Al, Bird, Nene, Gallo (RFA), Moz, AAA, Ty (team option), Koufos (RFA), 1st rounder, whatever we did with the cap space in 2012
Total committed salary: $31 million plus whatever moves we made in 2011/12
Priorities: Resign Ty and maybe Moz
Players under contract: Nene, Al, Bird, Gallo, AAA, Ty, Moz
Total committed salary: $39 million (assuming Gallo is at $10 mil a year)
Obviously, much is left up for debate and changes will be happening. But, hey! We have options in the future and can control our young talent and cap space. I mean it could be worse, we could be the Knicks!
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