I imagine this has been discussed in one of the 2014 threads, but I have a question about 2013 cap space flexibility. Yesterday's non-trades suggested that teams were reluctant to part with assets (picks or the right player) and/or the Cavs were reluctant to pick up long-term contracts (perhaps especially contracts extending into the 2014-2015 season). Since the Cavs didn't take back any contracts at all, the end result, whether intentional or not, is that the Cavs are going to have a lot of cap space in 2013. If Speights takes his player option, then the Cavs will only have commitments to Varejao, Irving, Thompson, Waiters, Gee and Zeller. Their contracts add up to $27M total plus another $5M (or more) spent on the upcoming 2013 draft picks. Douglar calculates our current 2014 commitment at $23M because of Varejao's partly guaranteed contract. So....how much flexibility does that give the Cavs in terms of signing 2013 free agents? Do the Cavs have to sign complementary players (like Livingston) for shorter term contracts in 2013 with a 2014 option to retain significant flexibility in 2014? Or can they afford a slightly bigger longterm splash without messing up their 2014 plans? I'm talking $5m/year longterm contract or something in that range. I realize that Varejao's health and his trade potential might come back into play here but I'm assuming he won't be traded for now. I'm just wondering if the cap space available in 2013 is enough to do much this off-season without messing up plans for 2014. If this question has been discussed a lot somewhere else, just point me to that thread/post.