|Name||09-10 $ (in millions)|
|Williams (qualifying offer)||7.355|
|Childress (qualifying offer)||4.037|
salary info from Hoopshype
2009-10 rookie scale from Hoopsworld
*Per this CelticsBlog post on June 3rd, the estimated salary cap for 2009-10 is $57.3 million and the estimated luxury tax line is $69.4 million.
If Childress stays in Greece, his salary won't count against either the cap or the tax once the season starts. I include him should the Hawks trade him for a player or players of equal cost.
Until they re-sign or renounce the rights of their free agents, the Hawks have the following cap holds:
|Name||Cap Hold ($ in millions)|
The cap hold exists so that teams cannot sign free agents from other teams before exercising Bird rights on their own players. (See Larry Coon's Salary Cap FAQ #30, #31, and #32)
- I think the Crawford trade means either that the Hawks are willing to replace Bibby/Murray with Crawford/Murray/rookie PG or that Rick Sund believes he can re-sign Mike Bibby very cheaply. I admit to having a hard time wrapping my head around the idea of Atlanta Spirit ponying up $19 million for a third guard. Crawford isn't good enough* to make the team appreciably better so what would be the motivation to spend more money to secure a seed between 4-6?
I think the Crawford trade makes it somewhat more likely that Marvin Williams is involved in a sign-and-trade that brings back one or more players (perhaps including a young-ish PG) than the Hawks give up. (EDIT: In the comments Aaron brings up Marvin's BYC issues which I overlooked. Consider this bullet point replaced byf one wondering how the Hawks plan to fill out their roster.)
- This doesn't effect David Andersen.
- The next Hawks move will be, like the most recent Hawks move, one that I haven't previously considered.