Okay. Thesis: we can't afford our Bench.
Amare: 20 million Guaranteed
Carmelo: 20 million Guaranteed
Tyson: 15 million Guaranteed.
Lin: 5 million mle doesn't count who cares.
Landry: Bird rights doesn't count. etc.
So technically we've got 3-4 million to work with next year.
We go to keep Shumpert, Novak, JR, Baron, AND Jeffries.
Well we can't. You think Shumpert, Baron or Novak are going for vet mins? Please. I like our team but is it really good enough to be over the luxury tax?
The only solution here is to Blow up the team really. You sell everyone and get REALLY great players in the deal. You also fire D'antoni and stick with the make Carmelo into Kobe for new York plan. You trade Amare/Tyson for Dwight Howard. You also trade Baron Davis whoever for Gasol. Your starting lineup looks like this:
Lin, Carmelo, Dwight, Pau Gasol, JR.
Bench: Novak, Landry, Shump, Jorts, Jerome jordan, Bibby/Toney Douglas.
Basically aping the Lakers style basketball. Hehe. sounds crazy but the team is dysfunctional with Amare and Carmelo in the same team.