Originally Posted by Optimus Prime
The Heat have a pretty awful salary cap situation, even with Ricky Davis and J-Will coming off the books.
Shaq = $20 mil until the end of 2009/2010
D-Wade = $13 mil, going up to $16 mil in the year Shaq will be done, with a player option for the year after that
Mark Blount = Almost $7 mil (
), going up each year (
: ), lasts as long as Shaq does (
Haslem = $6 mil, going up 500k a year until the time that Shaq is done too
That's at least $45 million in cap space taken up by 4 players. Ouch.
Is Shaq still getting votes to the Allstar game?. That would definitely suck if his contract included bonuses.