Excellent graphic display. It makes signing Hayward a no brainer, do it now
before the Jazz do something like Cleveland when they lost Boozer.
I'd be placekicking the grey areas bags. Starting with 1.6 Million just for
the pleasure of seeing Lucas in the rear view mirror.
Looks like the Jazz would have to have about 2,277,000 in additional salary in
order to meet the designated minimum NBA team salary, if they match Gordon
Hayward's offer sheet.
Aaron - nice idea on the graphic. I would also be interested in knowing how the
Jazz's salary cap looks for the next few years (maybe a new slide and
graphic for each succeeding year?). We know Gordon's contract will balloon
slightly with each year, but what about the other players? Obviously, some
players, like Kanter and Burks, are expiring so we won't know how much the
Jazz would sign them for, but we do know who's guaranteed through the
remainder of their deals (i.e. Exum and Burke). It'd be interesting to see
just how much cap space the Jazz will be working with for the duration of
I think they will have to sweeten the pot for Burks, maybe Kantor and another
free agent later.
jp3: Great suggestion. I've added it to the graphic. The floor is 90% of
I think we all knew they're not anywhere near the cap--can you tell us what
the floor is--how much do the Jazz HAVE to spend without being penalized?