Originally Posted by HeadCockFan
Here's what LeBron should do:
Convince Cavs to trade their pick down to Utah, so Utah can get Mormon Parker. They in return get Derrick Favors and 5th pick Julius Randle. Then sign LeBron. Starting lineup would be sick.
I ran the numbers, and it works well.
Cavs guaranteed contracts in millions next year:
1.6 Tyler Zeller
Add Lebron ~20 mil
Add Favors ~7 and Randle ~3.5
= additional 30.5-32
Gets it to ~62 million and still under the cap of 66.5. That leaves 4-5 million to fill out the roster, or even more if they wanna dip into the luxury tax like Boston did.
Option on Varajao (9.8), Gee (3.2) and Hopson (2.4). Gee and Hopson aren't needed, but if they could also keep Varajao, they'd have all they would need.
Starters with under the cap roster:
Anthony Bennett (fmr number 1 pick)
That lineup could make a run. It would be very sick with Varejao in the starting 5, and Ray Allen on a minimum contract.