Floor on cap is 90% of 58 Mill or 52 Mill. The Hornets have about 29 (16 mil plus Lewis buyout of 13). Gordon is going to cost them as someone will make an offer. I guess about 7 Mil for Gordon. The #1 and #10 picks will cost 6.2 M total. If they keep the 2nd round pick on the team, it will cost about .5 M. That makes a total of 10 players on contract at a total of 42+ or -. They need a minimum of 4 more players and 10 mil to meet the NBA requirements on cap and roster. This tells me that the salary cap is going to come into play after next season and not this year. Demps is going to work like RC and Pop to have a great team and not destroy the salary cap.
We should offer Bonner for the 46th pick. Maybe Kyle O'Quinn will still be avaiable for us to draft and maybe Bernard James at the 59. Couldn't hurt to make offer.
One other thing the Hornets can do. Offer Jack and #10 pick and 2013 protected 1st round for Deron Williams on a sign and trade.