I don't think they'll be that much over the tax. They'd have two 30%Max and two 25%Max players. The Sixers traded for Harris knowing the future tax implications. They came within a decent backup C of beating Toronto and I think they would have beat the Bucks.
They won't be a repeat offender in 2020/21. You don't become a repeat offender until you're in the tax for 3 of the last 4 seasons. So assuming they don't go into the tax next season, they won't be paying repeater tax for the next 4 seasons.
Luxury tax really doesn't go insane until you get hit with the repeater tax.
If he leaves Philly it will probably be more money/years, which he wouldn't get with us. And while he was very effective last year, I would be leery of when his drop off is coming giving he is turning 35 in a week. His 3p% declined a little bit last year to 39% ( he had been between 42-47% the previous 4 years).I expect the Sixers to offer Redick 3yrs/30M. He's really in an optimal situation playing with Embiid. 3pt shooting ages well. His 3p% was 39.7 and that coincided with an increase from 6.6 to 8.0 attempts. If he leaves the Sixers, it most likely would be for the Nets.
Can the 76ers offer him this if they offer butler and harris the max?
they can have FOUR max players .....Embiid , Simmons , Harris and Butler and Reddick ?
If they want to pay an insane luxury tax, yes. But Butler is most likely gone. Maybe Harris, too.
True, but if they re-sign all their guys this summer at market value, AND then give Simmons a max extension next summer, their starting lineup for 2020-2021 would be at $152 million as a repeat offender, before filling out their bench with minimum contracts. That's nuts.
You're right. I stand corrected. For some reason I thought they were over this year, but I guess the earliest they would be a repeat offender is after the 2022-2023 season.
The progressive luxury tax is still really brutal, though. Paying 425% once they get $25 million over the threshold isn't sustainable. I don't see them bringing back Butler, Harris AND Reddick.
The tax payers for the 2017/18 season were Cavs ($50.7M), Warriors ($32.3M), Thunder ($25.4M), Wizards ($7.0M). 30M or even 50M tax isn't that much to pay for a championship contender.
$50 million in taxes is
a lot, but $135 million is nuts.
Starting in 2020-2021, their starting lineup will cost $152 million by itself, with the projected luxury tax at $143 million. That's $9 million over with at least 8 players needed to round out the roster (and you have to believe they won't stop at the roster minimum of 13). And if they're going to go all in, they'll use their mid-level and bi-annual exceptions, too, which adds another $14 million in salary.
Say under that scenario, they end up $30 million over the luxury tax. That means they're paying $173 million in salaries and another $135 million in taxes.
And that's before the repeater tax kicks in in 2022-2023.