Tobias Harris - $17,000,000
Reggie Jackson - $15,000,000
Jodie Meeks - $6,540,000
Aron Baynes - $6,500,000
(Josh Smith stretch) - $5,400,000
Marcus Morris - $5,000,000
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope - $3,678,319
Stanley Johnson - $2,969,880
Reggie Bullock - $2,255,644
(Aaron Gray stretch) - $452,059
Non-guaranteed and options:
I only pick up Hilliard.
Darrun Hilliard - partially guaranteed $874,060
Pistons get- MIL #36 Mil gets- Jodie Meeks
Milwaukee needs shooting. We need cap space for Horford.
Pistons get- IND #20, #50 Pacers get- DET #18
Pacers want PG Demetrius Jackson. We want draft picks.
Pistons get- LAL #32 Lakers get- DET #36, #49, #50
More lottery tickets for Lakers. We get Thon Maker
Draft picks: (picks based on Draft Express)
Pick 20- Denzel Valentine
Pick 32- Thon Maker
My top target is Al Horford. I convince him to take $96M/4 years to play next to a legit center, so he can play his desired position of PF. He would move us into the top tier of the East, and would still be playing for a contender.
Then sign Jerryd Bayless $15M/3 years. We may be able to get him for less. Solid shooter. Passable defender. Huge improvement over Steve Blake.
Then sign Andre (~$23M/year).
Total 2016 Salaries $113,387,762
PG Reggie Jackson, Jerryd Bayless, Denzel Valentine
SG Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Stanley Johnson, Darrun Hilliard, Denzel Valentine
SF Marcus Morris, Stanley Johnson, Reggie Bullock
PF Al Horford, Tobias Harris, Marcus Morris, Thon Maker
C Andre Drummond, Aaron Baynes, Al Horford
Back up plan:
If we can’t get Horford, then we sign Jeremy Lin ($10M/year). Trade Meeks for Kyle O’Quinn. Draft Denzel at #18 and the highest upside guy at #49.
Total 2016 Salaries $98,251,962