Holy crap...Has anyone seen what's going on in Orlando these days? They're going to match Reddick's offer sheet from the Bulls...which will put them $21 million dollars OVER THE LUXURY TAX. That's nuts. Is there any chance we could pick up one or more of their players for a trade exception? Maybe Gortat? Maybe Pietrus (although, he's a bit redundant)? Maybe Gortat and Jameer Nelson for Calderon and Evans?
Tim Povtak of AOL FanHouse is reporting that the Orlando Magic will match the $19 million contract offer from the Chicago Bulls on restricted free agent J.J. Redick.
The Magic are currently sitting at $84.75 million in 2010 salary commitments, putting them $14.44 million over the $70.307 million Luxury Tax line. That number will increase by roughly $7 million after matching Reddick's contract offer, giving the Magic at a payroll of $91.5 million to just 12 roster players, with a total player cost including Luxury Tax of $112.94 million.
The L.A. Lakers have the highest payroll in the NBA, with just nine players committed to just under $90 million.
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