Right now we have a projected 19 mil to spend under the shrinking soft cap. What if we would not have traded Billups/Dyess and later Amir? Add in his 12 mil + 4 mil for Dyess + 2 mil that would not have been saved by trading Amir. So that leaves 1 mil under the cap. 1 mil under the cap with a frontline of Dyess, Kwame, Amir, Maxiel, and whoever we would have drafted. May not have been Day because Dumars would have had to find someone who could play 20 MPG right now like that undersized Maxiel clone that Chicago drafted. 1 mil under the cap and a terrible frontcourt with no resources to rebuild it other than the MLE. Makes you think. At least we would have had the PG spot covered for another year or 2.