Salary cap Rumors
It’s not impossible to think the Raptors would make those kinds of sacrifices, especially if Thompson continues his upward trend. But it is somewhat off base for anyone to believe that the Raptors have the cash to add Thompson. Raptors President Masai Ujiri has been pretty adept at finding creative ways to land players he covets, but it’s not a home run that Thompson can just walk to Toronto without the Raptors having to make some hard cap decisions, even with the salary cap expected to balloon to roughly $90 million next season.
Dwight still will command a $100 million contract or more from someone as the salary cap climbs to dizzying heights. As much as the Rockets might want Howard to sign a short-term deal, they probably have no choice but to pay up to avoid putting him in play.
Chris Mannix: Deal for Tayshaun Prince in Minnesota is for one year and the veterans minimum, per league source.
Eric Pincus: Re: Lavoy Allen, w help from @Larry Coon @AlbertRandom1 + others, looks like no signing bonus, $1.5 mil in incentives Pacers. Basically Lavoy Allen has what looks like a weigh-in bonus for $500k each season – considered likely @BBallInsiders Indiana Pacers