Originally Posted by thunderkyss
If they use the same front loaded contracts everyone else uses, 4 contracts that average $4M cap hits for 2014, they can sign about 4 impact players.
Tj Ward probably has a $1M cap hit, Ware & Talib probably $5M each.
$1M+$5M+$5M=$11M leaving them another contract similar to Tj Ward's, maybe two (depending on how far off my assumptions are) to give out before restructuring or cutting other players.
Not sure what you are trying to describe by using front loaded there.
Your numbers are off. For example, TJ Ward's contract averages $5.75. He is getting $14 mil guaranteed. Typically most of the guaranteed money is signing bonus, say $8 mil. A league minimum base salary is $730k. With prorated signing bonus that would be $2.73 mil cap hit in 2014.