as far as the salary cap, that's not an issue because they are overpaying all their guys right now and could easily release a few without weakening the team. brian grant is making like $13m. deavan george is making about that much too. both of them are useless.
this isn't football where you can cut people and not pay them or force them to renegotiate their contract. if you sign somebody to a long term contract like the one we're saddled with brian grant, you have to pay them that amount. at the same time, it limits your option since every team has a cap as to how much they can pay their players. the best you can hope to do is to trade away those players. but, who would be stupid enough to want brian grant's contract. D'oh.. i know mavericks are in the same conference, but we really should have traded shaq to the mavericks. they've got such a stockpile of talent. next season we'll see how calm the zen master can be without a championship ready team at his disposal. somebody like larry brown and pat riley are true coaches. they've coached according to what players they have. riley went from showtime with the lakers to the thuggery of the knicks. will phil jackson be able to do the same, or will he insist on using the triangle offense despite not having the players for that system?