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A primer to NBA free agency

USA TODAY Sports

Hey guys,

I was sitting here about to go to sleep and started doing some math about free agency.

First off, the Pistons are contractually bound to these guys:

Player

2013-14

Rodney Stuckey

$8,500,000 (Exp)

Charlie Villanueva

$8,580,000 (Exp)

Jonas Jerebko

$4,500,000

Greg Monroe

$4,086,454 (QO)

Brandon Knight

$2,793,960

Andre Drummond

$2,462,400

Viacheslav Kravtsov

$1,500,000 (QO)

Kyle Singler

$1,045,000

Kim English

$788,872 (QO)

Khris Middleton

$788,872

Exp - Expires after season; QO - Expires into restricted free agency after season

Which leads to a salary for 2013-14 of $35,045,558

Add in a $2,232,200 rookie scale contract for KCP and one 2nd round contract for Mitchell of about 788,000, to give a total salary commitment of: $38,065,758 for 12 roster spots.

The NBA salary cap is set for roughly $58,500,000 and according to the new CBA rules, teams need to spend 90% of the salary cap, which is $52,650,000

...so the Pistons HAVE to spend at least $14,584,242 on free agents this off season.

The Pistons can at most spend $20,434,242, but the Pistons have to spend roughly $14.6 million this offseason for at most 3 roster spots.

They've also already said they want:

  • Want to bring back Calderon
  • Want to get some kind of perimeter player
  • (Bit of a stretch) Want to not use all of the roster spots whenever possible.

Just some stuff to think about when imagining your crazy off-season free agency scenarios.

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