NBA  > Minnesota Timberwolves  > Minnesota Cap Situation
July 7, 2013, 10:59 PM
Our current salary.
(H = Cap Hold)
(TPE = Traded Player Exception.)
(R = Rookie)
Kevin Love $14,694,000
Nikola Pekovic (H) $ 8,816,000
Mid-Level-Exception $ 5,150,000
Derrick Williams $ 5,017,000
JJ Barea $ 4,700,000
Luke Ridnour $ 4,320,000
Ricky Rubio $ 3,678,500
Alexey Shved $ 3,066,667
Dante Cunningham $ 2,180,000
Bazz Muhamm* (R) $ 1,573,000
Gorgui Dieng $ 1,130,200
Chris Johnson $ 916,100
Chase Bud (H) $ 884,300
(TPE) $ 762,195

*ed
That would equal about 56,888,000 (I only round upwards, so it is about 15k off), so you get...

56,873,000

That gives you approx 1,725,000 capspace with the MLE of course. (I believe the cap is 58.6MM)

So the Timberwolves can decline the MLE, and sign a seven million dollar free agent assuming we do not get Kirilenko. (That is another story explained in a minute.)
This looks like it will be used on Kevin Martin. My personal hope is the the T-Wolves could get Kevin Martin in a sign and trade with J.J. or Luke, sign AK47, and have the MLE (which is used on Kevin Martin.

That hope is incredibly unlikely due to one simple fact though. The Timberwolves cut Greg and Gelly, so the means the Timberwolves will most likely just sign Kevin Martin with-out a sign and trade. This would mean the Timberwolves do not have the MLE and AK47's exception**, but would get the mini MLE of 2.65MM

**You are not losing temper on what Andre Kirilenko's exception is, so I will explain. All it means is that the Timberwolves can sign AK for over the cap. Yes, that was anti-climatic.

This being said, the best thing that could happen would be us sign-and-trading for Kevin Martin, and signing Kirilenko. I find that the most ideal situation due to the fact that if planned correctly, the T-Wolves would be right under the Luxury Tax. That would leave us with...

Love/Dante/Dwill
AK/Bud/Dwill
Pek/Deing/CJ
KMart/Bazz/Shved
Rubio/(JJ or Luke)/Shved

(MAYBE Brown, but I am not a huge fan. He is Rubio without the passing and defense. Can't shoot for nothing) I would find that pretty exciting.

Don't be afraid to ask questions, or fix my mistakes.
July 7, 2013  11:03 PM ET

KMart already signed man, 4 years 28 mill or 30 i believe.

 
July 7, 2013  11:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

KMart already signed man, 4 years 28 mill or 30 i believe.

True, but pen can not hit paper until the tenth. Many things could happen, but it is a long shot on getting AK. It is 28MM, but a sign and trade could still be done. OKC could be interested in getting one of the point-guards. Again, long-shot, but possible.

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