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Salaries in trade scenario for Howard

No news about the Dwight Howard trade rumors here sorry. Just wanted to ask around if I'm looking at these salaries correctly in a possible Dwight Howard trade to the Warriors. The Orlando Magic would want GSW to take on Turkuglu's contract so in that scenario. GSW would be getting: Howard & Turkuglu; Magic would be getting: Curry, Biedrins, D Wright, Udoh, Thompson & K Brown (still not sure if we can trade an injured player). The GSW payroll would come to $58,938,786. The only way GSW would be able to retain Howard for next year and convince to not opt out of his contract would be to sign Deron Williams in the offseason and I thought this whole time that by with so many contracts expiring this offseason, we would be able to make room for D Will but it seems like Turkoglu is taking all of it. GSW would have 7 guaranteed contracts for next season: Lee,Ellis,Tyler,Jenkins,Howard,Turkoglu & Rush(qualifying offer) these 7 contracts only would sum up to $60,308,872 (over the Cap). Even if we rescinded Rush's qualifying offer, GSW would be sitting at $56,219,814. Deron Williams is set to make $17,779,458 next season should he decide not to opt out of his current contract. There isn't a chance for GSW to sign Williams without going over the Cap and I thought that a team can only go into the luxury cap if it is resigning its own players. Am I even close to getting this right? Can someone help? Unless they do a S&T for Williams and ship out Lee, there is really no way for GSW to sign him and that would essentially mean Howard wont stay. Again, please confirm

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