Wade opts out, but its McRoberts who will go

jamesAll this grief because the guy with the hairline to the right was too embarrassed to walk around in the bright Miami sun after cosmetic surgery. Oy vey.

Miami Heat luxury tax v1Heat Hoops is a great resource for us Heat fans. His recent posts have done a great job of explaining the main issue in the Wade contract situation, luxury taxes. But since I’m more of a visual learner, I threw his numbers on a spreadsheet. In crunching those numbers, it is obvious that anyone on the Heat bench of any value to another NBA team will soon be gone in order to afford Dwyane Wade.

First, let’s look at the solid assumptions made by Albert Nahmad at Heat Hoops about the factors the Heat must account for:

  • Goran Dragic’s contract will likely be around $97 million, structured in a creative manner to help the Heat in 2016-17
  • The Heat must allow for a near maximum contract for Hassan Whiteside [$21 million] in 2016-17 as part of their Wade contract calculations for this season
  • Wade’s options are a 1 year max deal, with a promise of a 2 year deal next year or a 3 year deal now

Miami Heat luxury tax v2The deal worth the most to Wade is the 1 year max with the promise of a 2 year deal to come. But the cost is prohibitive to the Heat, given that it results in a $58 million dollar luxury tax.

Miami Heat luxury tax v3Mikey Arison is not Prokhorov stupid to pay that amount of tax. So who are the Heat players with trade value? Josh McRoberts might be it. But its more complicated than that. The Heat literally want nothing in return. The trade needs to happen with a team whose player has a non-guaranteed contract.

At the end of the post, there is the list of all players with non-guaranteed contracts the Miami Heat will attempt to trade McRoberts for, to save around $22 million. Oh by the way, if they could trade Birdman too, they’d save another $16 million.

Wait, it gets better. The best fit would be with Cleveland and Brendan Haywood’s $10 million dollar non-guaranteed contract. Oy vey?
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ATLANTA HAWKS: Mike Scott no guarantee on $3.33 million in 2016-17; Shelvin Mack no guarantee on $2.43 million in 2016-17

BOSTON CELTICS: None

BROOKLYN NETS: Jarrett Jack $500,000 guarantee on $6.3 million in 2016-17

CHARLOTTE HORNETS: None

CHICAGO BULLS: None

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS: Brendan Haywood no guarantee on $10.52 million in 2015-16; Anderson Varejao $9.36 million guarantee on $10.36 million in 2016-17; Anderson Varejao no guarantee on $10 million in 2017-18

DALLAS MAVERICKS: Devin Harris $1.34 million guarantee on $4.4 million in 2017-18

DENVER NUGGETS: Randy Foye no guarantee on $3.15 million in 2015-16; Wilson Chandler $2 million guarantee on $7.17 million in 2015-16

DETROIT PISTONS: Caron Butler no guarantee on $4.5 million in 2015-16; Anthony Tolliver $400,000 guarantee on $3 million in 2015-16

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS: Shaun Livingston $3 million guarantee on $5.78 million in 2016-17

HOUSTON ROCKETS: None

INDIANA PACERS: C.J. Miles no guarantee on $4.77 million in 2017-18

LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS: Jamal Crawford $1.5 million guarantee on $5.68 million in 2015-16; Matt Barnes guarantee of $3.54 million in 2015-16

LOS ANGELES LAKERS: None

MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES: Jon Leuer no guarantee on $1.04 million in 2015-16; Beno Udrih $920,000 guarantee on $2.17 million in 2015-16; Vince Carter $2 million guarantee on $4.3 million in 2016-17

MIAMI HEAT: Shawne Williams no guarantee on $1.36 million in 2015-16

MILWAUKEE BUCKS: Ersan Ilyasova $400,000 guarantee on $8.4 million in 2016-17

MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES: None

NEW ORLEANS PELICANS: None

NEW YORK KNICKS: Pablo Prigioni $290,000 on $1.73 million in 2015-16

OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER: Anthony Morrow no guarantee on $3.49 million in 2016-17

ORLANDO MAGIC: Ben Gordon no guarantee on $4.5 million in 2015-16; Luke Ridnour no guarantee on $2.75 million in 2015-16

PHILADELPHIA 76ERS: None

PHOENIX SUNS: P.J. Tucker $1.5 million guarantee on $5.3 million in 2016-17

PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS: Chris Kaman $1 million guarantee on $5.02 million in 2015-16

SACRAMENTO KINGS: Jason Thompson $2.65 million guarantee on $6.83 million in 2016-17

SAN ANTONIO SPURS: Boris Diaw $3 million guarantee on $6.5 million in 2016-17; no guarantee on $7 million in 2017-18

TORONTO RAPTORS: None

UTAH JAZZ: Trevor Booker $250,000 guarantee on $4.78 million in 2015-16

WASHINGTON WIZARDS: Martell Webster $2.5 million on $5.85 million in 2016-17; Kris Humphries no guarantee on $4.63 million in 2016-17; DeJuan Blair no guarantee on $2 million in 2016-17

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About Jorge Costales

- Cuban Exile [veni] - Raised in Miami [vidi] - American Citizen [vici]
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