OK so now that we have the wealthiest owner in sports history, I think we should consider what can and cannot be done assuming money is no barrier.
Obviously there are other barriers. The luxury tax can limit what we spend and how we spend it, regardless of willingness to pay penalties.
But what can we do with it?
Here are some of my thoughts, combined with some thoughts mentioned at clippers:
We can trade for guys who are on smaller contracts that are ending then use their bird rights to re-sign them for higher amounts and going way over the tax. We can make moves where we take on money but still are under the 125% of the value going out.
We can get a dedicated TV network.
We can get a dedicated Radio station.
We can pay a general manager a crapton of money.
We can buy the best analytics people in the industry.
We can buy a better medical staff.
We can pay for better scouts, both in the US and internationally.
We can pay for better trainers and specialty coaches, like better shooting coaches and better free throw coaches.
We can upgrade player benefits, like travel accommodations and food.
We can upgrade the Clippers Spirit and half-time shows.
We can buy our own D-League team and staff it with our own coaches.
We can buy a late first round draft pick for three million.
What else can we do?