If what is being is correct that the Pelicans want Ball/Kuz/Zu/1st rd pick and say we do that deal, without resigning anyone that drops off the books incl. KCP/Rondo/Chandler/McGee/Lance/Beasely this summer to regular FA type deals, then with a roster of LBJ/AD/Hart/Mo/Svi/Bonga and counting Deng's 5 mil that's about 76.5 mil and a cap that is 109 mil leaves us with 32.5 mil to shop with. A report is saying Klay would take less than his max to come here if AD comes. Max for him would be slightly more than that 32.5 figure but probably close enough one would think to get it done. That leaves: 5- Mo 4/5- AD 4/1 - LBJ, Bonga 2/3 - Klay, Hart, Svi 7 players and a lot more to sign with only the room exception (4.7) and vet minimums to use. 3 super stars 1 great role player in a 3rd year Hart and 3 noobs, 2 of which might be useful next year. It's a lot of space to fill with little money. A thought I had was that Boogie may not command a max deal by this summer and may be willing to do a 20-25 mil type 1 year deal in which case we'd have a little space to sign another player. I would rather have Klay than Boogie of course, but it's "maybe" an option and not one that I've read anywhere but playing for the dubs I kind of doubt Boogie is gonna get to display what he would need to in order to get a max deal come summertime, at least from a market he would want to go to and Klay is no guarantee to sign. KD would get several mil more a year on a max deal and he has already said he is all about the money so he can go get old in New York. Yet another option if Klay won't come is to use the space for role players, tier B type sharp-shooters. Putting shooters around LBJ/AD is a good idea. Wouldn't mind Kyrie coming either. He and AD would have the team after LBJ is done and still be in their primes (29-30-ish) and maybe a title or 2 already.