OFFICIAL 2018 FREE AGENCY THREAD (7/24 Update: LAL Has Full 15 Man Roster; p.1 - Remaining FAs, Notable Expiring Contracts & Lakers' 2019 Cap)
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:06 am    Post subject: OFFICIAL 2018 FREE AGENCY THREAD (7/24 Update: LAL Has Full 15 Man Roster; p.1 - Remaining FAs, Notable Expiring Contracts & Lakers' 2019 Cap)

Free Agents by Position (and Ranked in Order per Hoops Hype - LINK)

Point Guard: (11) Shane Larkin

Shooting Guard: (6) Dwayne Wade, (13) Jamal Crawford, (14) Nick Young, (15) Patrick McCaw

Small Forward: (7) Rodney Hood (R), (10) Joe Johnson, (12) Corey Brewer

Power Forward: (10) David West

Center: (2) Clint Capela (R), (7) Greg Monroe, (12) Brandan Wright, (15) Alex Len (R)

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List of Notable Dead Money 2018-2019 Expiring Contracts

PG: Lin (ATL, $12.5m), Hill* (CLE, $19m), Collison (IND, $10m), Payne (CHI, $3.3m)
SG: McLemore (SAC, $5.5m), Bayless (PHI, $8.6m), Shumpert (SAC, $11m), Burks (UTA, $11.5m), Holiday (CHI, $4.4m)
SF: Carroll (BKN, $15.4m), Ross (ORL, $10.5m), Temple (MEM, $8m), Chandler (PHI, $12m)
PF: Faried (BKN, $13.8m), Arthur (BKN, $7.5m), Young (IND, $13.76m), Green (MEM, $7.9m), Dudley (PHO, $9.5m), Randolph (SAC, $11.7m)
C: Dedmon (ATL, $6.3m), R. Lopez (CHI, $14.4m), Aldrich (MIN, $7m), Vucevic (ORL, $12.8m), Chandler (PHO, $13.6m), Koufos (SAC, $8.7m)

* = Owed $1m guaranteed money in 2019-2020

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Lakers Depth Chart

PG: Ball / Rondo / Bonga / Caruso*
SG: KCP / Hart / Svi
SF: Ingram / Stephenson / Beasley
PF: Lebron / Kuzma / Deng
C: McGee / Zubac / Wagner

* The Lakers have no more available guaranteed roster spots. The Lakers have also filled their two "two-way" contracts spots by providing two-way contracts to Alex Caruso and Travis Wear.

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Lakers Current Cap Math Post-Lebron/KCP Signings

$35,654,150......LeBron James (1)
$18,000,000......Luol Deng (2)
$12,000,000......Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (3)
$9,000,000........Rajon Rondo (4)
$7,461,960........Lonzo Ball (5)
$5,757,120........Brandon Ingram (6)
$4,500,000...…...Lance Stephenson (7)
$3,500,000...…...Michael Beasley (8)*
$2,500,000...…...JaVale McGee (9)*
$1,761,987........Moritz Wagner (10)
$1,689,840........Kyle Kuzma (11)
$1,655,160........Josh Hart (12)
$1,544,951........Ivica Zubac (13)
$1,500,000........Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (14)
$1,000,000........Isaac Bonga (15)
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$107,525,168**

NO CAP SPACE LEFT

*Once the Lakers used their available cap space, Beasley was signed with MLE Room exception (a max or $4.4 million), while McGee was signed to a Veteran Minimum Contract, which is why the Lakers are over the $101,869,000 cap for 2018-2019.

**Lakers have a non-guaranteed two-way NBA/G-League agreement with Alex Caruso, thus have one two-way contract left to give.

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Cap Space Math After Signing Kawhi (after Deng Stretch) Summer 2019
To sign Kawhi next summer, we will need to either dump Deng or stretch him. If we stretch him, we'll need to rescind all of our rights/cap holds for our FAs. Here is the math -

$37,430,000......LeBron James (1)
$32,700,000......Kawhi Leonard (2)
$8,719,320........Lonzo Ball (3)
$7,265,485........Brandon Ingram (4)
$2,164,680........Moritz Wagner (5)
$1,974,600........Kyle Kuzma (6)
$1,934,160........Josh Hart (7)
$1,550,000...…...Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (8)
$1,416,852........Isaac Bonga (9)
$897,158...........Min Salary (10)
$897,158...........Min Salary (11)
$897,158...........Min Salary (12)

$6,200,000........Luol Deng (1 year $18.8m Stretched)
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$104,046,571

$109,000,000 (Cap) - $104,046,571 (Salaries) = $4,953,429 cap space left


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:06 am    Post subject:

It's a new season. Time to start a new thread and argue about fantasy pipe dreams...once again. Enjoy!
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Does this mean I can start the 2018 draft thread??
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:09 am    Post subject:

Baron Von Humongous wrote:
Does this mean I can start the 2018 draft thread??


Man, it's going to be painful on lottery night when we watch either the Celtics or the 76ers get our pick. We've had 4 years of intrigue on lotto ball night. Yikes.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:16 am    Post subject:

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Baron Von Humongous wrote:
Does this mean I can start the 2018 draft thread??


Man, it's going to be painful on lottery night when we watch either the Celtics or the 76ers get our pick. We've had 4 years of intrigue on lotto ball night. Yikes.

And now Denver looks like a playoff team, so their 2nd round pick will probably be around 45-50. I anticipate a much less popular draft thread this year
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yinoma2001 wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
Does this mean I can start the 2018 draft thread??


Man, it's going to be painful on lottery night when we watch either the Celtics or the 76ers get our pick. We've had 4 years of intrigue on lotto ball night. Yikes.

And now Denver looks like a playoff team, so their 2nd round pick will probably be around 45-50. I anticipate a much less popular draft thread this year


Yeah. And Draft Express is now a part of ESPN's paywall?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:24 am    Post subject:

Another thing to watch out for is teams that could hit the re-set button by next summer looking to jettison top talent for cheap assets. The Cavs and Pelicans seem like obvious choices depending on the free agency decisions of Lebron and Boogie. Detroit seems likely to move Drummond at some point, while Memphis, Toronto, and Charlotte could also look to blow things up if they fail to reach or advance far in the playoffs.
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yinoma2001 wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
yinoma2001 wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
Does this mean I can start the 2018 draft thread??


Man, it's going to be painful on lottery night when we watch either the Celtics or the 76ers get our pick. We've had 4 years of intrigue on lotto ball night. Yikes.

And now Denver looks like a playoff team, so their 2nd round pick will probably be around 45-50. I anticipate a much less popular draft thread this year


Yeah. And Draft Express is now a part of ESPN's paywall?

Ugh, I know. It's literally the worst thing that's happened in the U.S. this year.
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Another thing to watch out for is teams that could hit the re-set button by next summer looking to jettison top talent for cheap assets. The Cavs and Pelicans seem like obvious choices depending on the free agency decisions of Lebron and Boogie. Detroit seems likely to move Drummond at some point, while Memphis, Toronto, and Charlotte could also look to blow things up if they fail to reach or advance far in the playoffs.


Yeah, plan B could be to absorb contracts. We could trade our 2019/21 after the 2018 draft? (Not that i recommend it).
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:31 am    Post subject:

Thanks Yinoma. I wanted to be on the first page of this thread. I predict this will be the biggest thread in LG history.
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32 wrote:
Thanks Yinoma. I wanted to be on the first page of this thread. I predict this will be the biggest thread in LG history.


It will be thread of the year and interesting to look back on next September.
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Thanks Yinoma. I wanted to be on the first page of this thread. I predict this will be the biggest thread in LG history.


Oh man, you might be right.

Either lots of celebrating and joy or terrible weeping and gnashing of teeth. What a lot of pressure next summer.
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32 wrote:
Thanks Yinoma. I wanted to be on the first page of this thread. I predict this will be the biggest thread in LG history.


Coming in for the shameless thread positioning, too...

And what's this about DraftExpress being part of ESPN now?? <Bleep>ing Mothership...
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:39 am    Post subject:

If LeBron comes, I predict this thread to reach 10,000 pages
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32 wrote:
Thanks Yinoma. I wanted to be on the first page of this thread. I predict this will be the biggest thread in LG history.


Coming in for the shameless thread positioning, too...

And what's this about DraftExpress being part of ESPN now?? <Bleep>ing Mothership...


Yeah they're part of ESPN now.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:29 am    Post subject:

This will be interesting.
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Inspector Gadget wrote:
If LeBron comes, I predict this thread to reach 10,000 pages

If he doesn't it'll get to 20,000.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:37 am    Post subject:

Lonzo / Ennis
KCP / Wade / Hart
Ingram / Kuzma
Lebron / Nance
Lopez / Bogut / Bryant

Next Years Line Up
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:40 am    Post subject:

Baron Von Humongous wrote:
yinoma2001 wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
Does this mean I can start the 2018 draft thread??


Man, it's going to be painful on lottery night when we watch either the Celtics or the 76ers get our pick. We've had 4 years of intrigue on lotto ball night. Yikes.

And now Denver looks like a playoff team, so their 2nd round pick will probably be around 45-50. I anticipate a much less popular draft thread this year


It will be good to ignore the draft again, though not for the reason I was hoping for.
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textbook wrote:
Lonzo / Ennis
KCP / Wade / Hart
Ingram / Kuzma
Lebron / Nance
Lopez / Bogut / Bryant

Next Years Line Up


Hmm. Do you think LBJ would come without another bona fide star (and Wade/Brook/KCP aren't it).
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:41 am    Post subject:

Thanks for putting time into creating this thread. Put your helmets on folks.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:43 am    Post subject:

Im in the minority, but I still want Cousins.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:44 am    Post subject:

There are a few teams with good players on contracts that end in 2019. They could potentially dump those players with a pick and become players in 2018 free agency.
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AFireInside619 wrote:
Thanks for putting time into creating this thread. Put your helmets on folks.


Yeah. Can't wait until we have our TEAM finally put together. Seems like so much instability/roster turnover year after year.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:48 am    Post subject:

For the record, the 2017 Free Agency thread has reached 1815 pages as of today (2 games into the 2017-2018 preseason).


Considering we're targeting 2 max superstars... this thread will hit 2000+ pages easy
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