With the Bulls cap number remaining sourced to me at 11.8 million after the Redick signing, I've calculated the Korver/Boozer contracts as flat as it makes the numbers work out nearly exactly. That may not be the case as either could be off by some amount, but for our cap space this year, it works out fine, so even if they are off, it shouldn't effect the rest of the calculation.
Using the rumors of Brewer on a 3 year 12.5 million dollar deal and C.J. Watson signing for two years 6.5 million with a third non-guaranteed year (per KC's twitter), I've made two separate calculations for the Bulls remaining space, one is for the most possible and one is for the least possible, obviously, somewhere in between is also possible.
That gives the Bulls salaries looking something like this:
|Player||Least Salary||Most Salary|
Given the way the Bulls have set up contracts for Boozer/Korver, I wouldn't be surprised if these deals are frontloaded. With ten players on the roster, and everyone except James Johnson expected to have a role on the team, they have little need to maximize cap room available.
With many teams sitting on trade exceptions and cap space right now, there's unlikely to be great deals available at the deadline for teams wanting to shed salary. There are too many teams who can take it on, and there isn't the massive FA class to get under the cap for this off-season, so I don't expect them to try and maximize cap room for flexibility.
K.C. Johnson is reporting 4.5 million left in cap room for the team now. That's not possible based on the previous estimate I had at 11.8 million unless the 11.8 million I was told was not the amount the Bulls could spend on a single player, but rather the amount they had total under the cap remaining for the whole roster.
If that's the case, Boozer's contract could be considerably more front loaded, likely starting at the max salary and descending. It will be interesting to see how all these numbers shapes out when the actual deals leak in a few months.