To turn those 9 guys from the opening roster two seasons ago and the salary cap mess associated with that into what for the following net cost is unbelievable.
Malcolm Brogdon, one first round pick, and 2 second round picks. The remaining first round pick is next year's. If Giannis stays that's not going be better than the late 20s.
Can you believe that Leuer, Hawes, and Larry friggin Sanders will cost the Bucks $7M in cap space next year (which will be the last for Leuer and Hawes while Sanders will still have 2 more year at $1.8M)? That’s Ilyasova (who will also be off the books after 2021)- the Bucks will have $13-14M in cap space to fill a role player slot or extend Divincenzo if they’re so inclined by then.
The cap is not growing- it’s expected to reduce a bit next year. The Bucks will go into the tax re-signing Giannis if they cannot rid themselves of the dead money. The CBA runs through 23-24, which if Giannis extends this summer will get the Bucks through 2 years of that contract. I am sure Saratsis is factoring while they mull the extension offer from the Bucks this summer. That little bit of uncertainty could be a monkey wrench...