They survived a grueling seven-game series against the San Antonio Spurs that most people expect them to lose and then followed that up with the biggest collapse in franchise history.
New salary cap projections sent out to NBA teams: 2015-16: 67.1 million, tax 81.6, 2016-17: 89 million, tax 108. 2017-18: 108, 127 tax
— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) April 17, 2015
Thanks to Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress.com, the new projections show a potential $22 million jump in the salary cap from 2015-16 to 2016-17.
Here are some of the potential unrestricted free agents in the summer of 2016:
Steph Curry has not only made the leap to best point guard in the game this season, but the gap between he and anyone else in second (Russell Westbrook, Chris Paul, etc) is so large that he’s just toying with some of these guys now.
It’s getting to the point where Curry does something incredibly nasty every single night.
Eight NBA All-Star appearances. Two NBA MVP’s. 10,335 career assists – good for third all-time. Future Hall-of-Fame inductee.
Steve Nash had an excellent NBA career. There’s no disputing that. His eight-year run in Phoenix was incredible – 16.3 points, 10.9 assists, 51% field goals, 43.7% 3-point field goals, 91.2% free throws, three trips to the Western Conference Finals.
What he and Mike D’Antoni did was revolutionary. And let’s be honest, if it wasn’t for Robert Horry body-checking Nash into the scorer’s table that led to a bench clearing altercation, both he and D’Antoni would have at least one NBA championship under their belt.
But there’s one thing I absolutely cannot stand in today’s world. Everybody lives in the moment.