WPB Dawg Fan Posted November 26, 2008 Report Share Posted November 26, 2008 The Cavs are actually set up quite nicely for cap space going into next year AND 2010, and will be able to make a serious run at getting Lebron plenty of money AND getting him his 'Scottie Pippen'!!! Look at the contracts and numbers set to expire: 2009 Zydrunas Ilgauskas - $10.8M (player option) Wally Szczerbiak - $13M Eric Snow - $7.3M (comes off books) Anderson Verajao - $6.2M (player option) Lorenzon Wright - $1.2M 2010 Zydrunas Ilgauskas - (if we kept him) $11.5M Ben Wallace - $14M Sasha Pavlovic - $4.95M In fact the only 3 players GUARANTEED to be on the Cavs going into 2011 are: Mo Williams - $8.5M Daniel Gibson - $4.4M JJ Hickson - $2.3M So the Cavs could very easily make Lebron one of the highest paid players in the NBA and still go out and get a top notch player to go next to him. In 2009 the list is: Kobe Bryant, Carlos Boozer, Allen Iverson, Ron Artest, Jason Kidd, Shawn Marion, Andre Miller, Lamar Odom and Rasheed Wallace In 2010 the list is: Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Amare Stoudemire, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, Tyson Chandler, Manu Ginobili, Richard Jefferson, Joe Johnson, Tracy McGrady, Yao Ming, Steve Nash, Dirk Nowitzki and Michael Redd If we are already a top playoff team (and we will be) for the next 2 years....and especially if we win a title...I can't imagine Lebron wouldn't at least CONSIDER staying her if we bring in a Chris Bosh, Amare Stoudemire, Michael Redd or even get Carlos Boozer back!!! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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