This is the type of "haircut" deal Bron needs to take for Jules & George to fit in without a Deng dump. Bron would shave roughly 5M off his max with this type of deal, but it can be less if George and Jules do the same. Since we opened up enough cap for 2max players, I'm in the camp where we don't dump Deng just to give Bron, George and Jules a few million more. I rather use the assets in a Deng dump to either trade for Bron/George (via the Cp3 route) or trade for another star (ie AD). Losing even faceless 1st round picks via a Deng dump just to pay these millionaires more money is no bueno for me. Let's either get a third team on the phone to dump Deng onto so that any incoming salary helps the roster depth rather than fill the wallet depth of Bron, George & Jules...Or we can simply stretch him and not include any trade assets if it really had to come to that. Bottomline: Dump Deng (along with assets) only for more roster help via a trade for a star or a TPE to use later. Do not dump Deng (along with assets) to make the rich richer.