Teams must pay 90% of the salary cap in payments to players for a given season starting in 2013. Meaning, the Jazz will have to pay out at least $50 million next year, one way or another (the penalty for teams that don't meet the minimum payroll threshold is making up the difference, so teams WILL pay that every year).
Assuming Marvin Williams opts in, that means the Jazz have to find roughly $23 million of salary that they MUST add (and if he opts out, $30 million). James Harden is off the market, Dwight Howard and CP3 aren't happening, so what are the Jazz going to spend this money on?
That is not a rhetorical question, because I don't know and am curious. This is something I find a little alarming as that may mean the Jazz blow a bunch of dough on more dead-end players (or worse, keeping Al [AND Millsap, even]).
There is another option: trading some of our cap flexibility to a team to get an overpaid veteran that has years that their current team don't want and maybe getting other things in the process. I haven't spent a ton of time devising what scenarios, but Gasol certainly comes to mind even thought I've never had wood for him.
Anyway, keep this in mind. What do you think should be done to address this, and what do you think is likely to be done?