Boston Celtics Salary Cap Breakdown

Here is a breakdown of where the team stands in terms of salaries;

Kevin Garnett- $18,832,044
Paul Pierce- $13,876,321
Ray Allen- $10,000,000
Rajon Rondo- $9,090,911
Jermaine O’Neal- $5,765,000
Kendrick Perkins- $4,640,208
Nate Robinson- $4,200,000
Glen Davis- $3,000,004
Marquis Daniels- $2,388,000
Avery Bradley- $1,418,160
Shaquille O’Neal- $1,352,181
Delonte West- $854,389
Von Wafer- $854,389
Semih Erden- $473,604
Luke Harangody- $473,604

Perkins, Davis, Wafer, West and Daniels will become free agents at the end of the season. The team holds a team option on Erden. Shaquille O’Neal and Ray Allen both hold player options for next season. Four out of five starters will be returning for the 2011-2012 season. If the C’s do not resign Perkins, Jermaine O’Neal can step in and fill the void in the middle.

The biggest blow would be to the bench depth. Assuming Shaq and Ray Allen return and Jermaine O’Neal slides into the starting lineup, that would leave Shaq and Nate Robinson as the only viable options off the bench. Neither can play extend minutes without being exposed and neither are considered shut down defenders.

The Celtics would benefit mightily from resigning Big Baby, Davis can rebound and score when called upon. His versatility would help cover up some of the shortcomings of the bench. Davis has stepped in nicely for the injured Kevin Garnett. With such a veteran team, the Celtics cannot afford to go into next season without addressing the needs on the bench. Lacking depth at the center spot last season allowed Gasol to walk all over them leading the Lakers to the title.

The 2011 Free Agent Class is shaping up to feature:

Carmelo Anthony
Tony Parker
Tim Duncan
Zach Randolph
Caron Butler
Jamaal Crawford
Michael Redd
Jason Williams

Not quite the marquee players the 2010 class had, but enough to make an impact.

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