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Updated Raptors salary cap situation + possible free agent fits

- November 28th, 2011

Here’s an updated look at Toronto’s salary cap situation.

RAPTORS SALARY SITUATION

Jose Calderon: 2 years, about $21 million remaining

Andrea Bargnani: 4 years, $41.5 M remaining (can opt out of $11.5 M final year)

Leandro Barbosa: 1 year, $7.6 M remaining

Amir Johnson: 3 years, $18 M + $7 million final year which is only partially guaranteed.

Linas Kleiza: 3 years, $13.8 M remaining (final year is $4.6 M player option)

DeMar DeRozan: 3 years, $10.5 M remaining (rookie deal, includes qualifying offer in 3rd year)

Ed Davis: 4 years, $11.7 remaining M (rookie deal, includes qualifying offer in 4th year)

James Johnson: 3 years, $8.6 M remaining (rookie deal, includes qualifying offer in 3rd year)

Jerryd Bayless: 1 year $3.04 M remaining + $4.16M qualifying offer (cold be higher under new CBA)

Solomon Alabi: 1 year, $830,000 (and $890,000 team option plus $1.125 M qualifying offer)

Jonas Valanciunas: $2.9 M cap hold impacts Raptors cap space until season starts. Once season starts and he is still in Europe, team can spend that money on free agents.

Other: Reggie Evans (FA), Julian Wright (FA), Alexis Ajinca (FA), Sonny Weems/Jonas Valanciunas (playing in Lithuania), Joey Dorsey (playing in Spain)

POSSIBLE FREE AGENT FITS FOR RAPTORS

CENTRE

Tyson Chandler (unlikely, but Casey loves him)

Kwame Brown (Teams will be after the former No. 1 overall pick who can defend and has size)

Joel Przybilla (Would have been a perfect fit once upon a time but injuries have taken toll. Worth gamble on one or two-year deal)

Jeff Foster (Not quite as big aPrzybilla, but not quite as banged up either).

Aaron Gray (Another big stop-gap option in the middle).

Jason Collins (See above. Non-existent offensive game, but a solid defender).

Chuck Hayes (Will be in demand. Shortest centre in the league, but a heck of a player)

SG/SF

DeShawn Stevenson (Another Casey favourite. Great defender who can hit outside shots. Logical fit).

Josh Howard (Another one-time Mav. Some character and injury issues but once upon a time could really play).

Michael Redd (Former all-star still trying to prove he can still perform. Still a big name, could go home to Cleveland or to help out Knicks).

Willie Green (Depth guy who can score).

Caron Butler (An upgrade at small forward if he is healthy, but probably signs for more elsewhere).

Gary Forbes (Team Canada knows this guy is a scoring assassin. Probably stays in Denver but would provide a lot of punch).