Official 2011 Salary Cap Thread

Since we're virtually done with our offseason moves for 2010, it's time to look to our cap situation for next season.

**On the books:**

Stoudemire $18.23M

Felton $8.25M

Turiaf $4.36M (PO)

Gallinari $4.19M (TO)

Mozgov $3.24M (TO)

Randolph $2.91M (TO)

Mason $1.52M (TO)

Douglas $1.15M (TO)

Walker $0.92M (TO)

Jordan $0.76M (TO)

Landry $0.76M (TO)

Rautins $0.76M (TO)

**TOTAL = $47.05M**

**Cap Holds:**

Curry $16.92M (150% Bird)

Chandler $6.93M (RFA)

Azubuike $6.73M (200% Bird)

First Rounder $1.50M (approx)

**TOTAL = $32.98M**

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Now, of course we'd renounce the rights to Curry. But assuming we don't renounce any other rights and pick up all the team options (Turiaf won't turn down his $4M), assuming a $58M cap, our cap space will be -$4.12M.

If we renounce the rights to Mason, Curry, Azubuike, and Chandler our cap room will be

$10.11M

For us to get to the $17.4M we need to sign a max contract we would need to renounce the rights to (or pull off a S&T for the max guy using) Chandler, Azubuike, Curry (obviously), and then on top of that either we give up on Gallinari OR Randolph OR Douglas/Walker/Rookie Trio.

Best chance of a max contract in 2011: Sign and Trade using some combination of HOU'11 #1, Chandler, Gallinari and/or Azubuike.