I still think we make another trade/move for a wing/forward. Maybe not till the deadline tho....so may be moot for this discussion. Also, I think Anderson is gone by the trade deadline if not before (1 1/2 years are cheaper/easier to sell).
C. Onuaku is already signed for this year on a guaranteed deal so I highly doubt he is going anywhere, especially with the luxury tax implications of just eating his salary. (aka is someone worth 2 times value plus their own contract + luxury tax, so 4 times value over him minimum, which is doubtful).
If we are cutting a PF/C its probably Zhou Qi (non-guaranteed deal). But I think we keep all 3 (Onuaku, Qi, and Hartenstein b/c Qi and Hartenstein are 4/5 hybrids anyways and the two losers out (behind capela and nene) will play in the G-league some).
Two way contracts wise hunter was signed for this year as well as last year. So....edwards, clark, and him all have contracts that seem to fit that mold but we can only have two.
If I understand it right, hartenstein had to be offered (the non-gaurenteed deal he was) for us to retain our draft rights to him. But I agree with you I think he does get signed to a nba deal and is on the roster next season.
Im not as in love with house as i guess everyone else is here. He is already 25. For reference so is rodney hood. Is House as good as hood. I'd say no. And no ones beating down clevelands door for hood. That's not to say House isn't worthwhile at the minimum, he would be. But he's not getting huge minutes on this team, and his potential (due to age, etc) is lower than say melton or hartenstein. If he replaces hunter or brown on a two way I'm all in on it, or as the 15th guy with a minimum deal that is great too replacing Iso Joe.
15 roster spots
Harden, CP3, Capela, Tucker, Ennis, MCW, Nene, Carmelo (on a vet min), Green, and Gordon (10-> rotational-type players as of now)
Anderson, Onuaku (2-> guaranteed deals)
Hartenstein, Melton (2-> most likely signings imo)
Zhou Qi (1-> on non-guaranteed deal)
1 spot opens if we cut Qi or offload Anderson or don't get Melo (House, Iso Joe, or FA we chase w/ MLE if we don't need the MLE for Hartenstein, Melton, and/or Carmelo)
Two-Way Contract Candidates (2 spots total)-> in order of likelihood based on nothing but my guess
House (if not given spot above or signed elsewhere)
R. J. Hunter (on a two way that was given two years last year, so one year left....but could be gone as well if needed for Clark/Edwards/House)
Gary Clark (supposedly given two way contract already.....I think it could actually be non-guaranteed exhibit 10 contract based on the money reported, couldn't find any details other than reports that it might be a two-way contract, but I think he gets waived and assigned to RGV)*
Vincent Edwards (waived and to RGV, currently on a exhibit 10 contract)*
Markel Brown (probably gone or RGV we revoked his Qualifying Offer)
Trevon Devual (I think he goes to RGV straight up)
*you may ask why they would sign them to just get waived later, they get 50K for there trouble as a bonus iirc