With the Dallas Mavericks on the verge of re-acquiring center Tyson Chandler, here is a quick look at the dollars involved in the pending deal with the New York Knicks as reported by ESPN.com’s Marc Stein.
Going to Dallas:
Tyson Chandler: $15,096,888 (includes $500,000 trade kicker)
Raymond Felton: $3,793,693 (player option for $3,950,313 in 2015-16)
Total for 2013-14: $18,390,581
Going to New York:
Jose Calderon: $7,097,191 (guaranteed salaries of $7,402,812 and $7,708,427 next two seasons)
Samuel Dalembert: $3,867,282 (partially guaranteed)
Shane Larkin: $1,606,080 (team options of $1,675,320 and $2,576,642 next two seasons)
Wayne Ellington: $2,771,340
Total for 2013-14: $15,341,893
The deal slices a little more than $3 million into Dallas’ cap space, but the Mavs still have ample room to be aggressive shoppers once free agency opens July 1.
The Mavs’ cap commitments for next season:
Tyson Chandler: $15,096,888
Monta Ellis: $8,360,000
Brandan Wright: $5,000,000
Raymond Felton: $3,793,693
Jae Crowder: $915,243
Ricky Ledo: $816,482
Gal Mekel: $816,482
Minimum cap holds (5 at $490,180 each): $2,450,900
Cap commitments (including minimum holds): $37,249,688
With the cap projected to be $63.2 million, the Mavs have approximately $26 million available.
A chunk of that will go to Dirk Nowitzki. He’s been careful not to publicly discuss specifics about the dollars of his next contract, but he hasn’t shot down suggestions that it will be similar to Tim Duncan’s discount deal (three years, $30 million).
The Mavs would have some cap-clearing work to do to be able to sign LeBron James or Carmelo Anthony, but those are long-shot scenarios. They’re set up to be aggressive filling their other holes in free agency after significantly upgrading the center shot and acquiring a potential stopgap starting point guard to replace Calderon.
Salary information is from ShamSports.com.