McDyess apparently will be a Spur or Piston

The Spurs are the frontrunners for Antonio McDyess, according to the San Antonio Express-News. Adrian Wojnarowki of Yahoo! Sports reports the same.

But there’s a good chance Antonio McDyess returns to the Pistons, according to Ken Berger of CBS Sports. Berger says its between Detroit and San Antonio.

The Express-News says McDyess’s offer from the Spurs is two years at the full mid-level exception with a third year partially guaranteed. That would mean his deal would start at $5.85 million.

The NBA announced today the salary cap is set at $57.7 million. By my count, that leaves the Pistons with nearly $4 million cap room.

Player 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14
Richard Hamilton $11,625,000 $12,650,000 $12,650,000 $12,650,000 $0
Tayshaun Prince $10,324,380 $11,148,760 $0 $0 $0
Ben Gordon $9,000,000 $9,720,000 $10,440,000 $11,160,000 $11,880,000
Charlie Villanueva $6,000,000 $6,500,000 $7,000,000 $7,500,000 $8,000,000
Jason Maxiell $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $0
Kwame Brown $4,100,000 $0 $0 $0 $0
Rodney Stuckey $1,805,040 $2,767,126 $3,868,442 $0 $0
Fabricio Oberto $1,800,000 $0 $0 $0 $0
Austin Daye $1,398,200 $1,503,100 $1,875,500 $2,875,142 $4,019,448
Arron Afflalo $1,086,240 $1,959,577 $2,906,053 $0 $0
Will Bynum $825,497 $0 $0 $0 $0
Walter Sharpe $736,420 $0 $0 $0 $0
TOTALS: $53,700,777 $51,248,563 $43,739,995 $39,185,142 $23,899,448

Team Option, Qualify Offer, Player Option

So, the Spurs could make a fairly larger offer. And they obviously have a better shot at a title. Throw in his summer home in Houston, it makes sense for McDyess to leave.

But it’s clear he likes Detroit. And the Pistons would definitely benefit by his return. He’d help the team with his rebounding, mid-range shooting and defense. He’d also be a great mentor for younger players.

I’m hoping he stays. But the numbers don’t look promising.

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