I need some help thinking through a salary cap issue. Bear with me while I lay out the details:
I have $3 in cap space, and no open roster slots. There is a player being auctioned with a minimum bid of $13. I want to bid $14, and I can get to that by dropping one $14 player (+$7 savings), one $3 player (+1), and three $2 players (+3). The result would be $14 under the cap and 5 open roster slots.
My question is this: can I spend the entirety of my budget on one player if I still have four open spots after I win the auction? Or would it only allow me to spend $10, ($14 minus $1 for each roster slot I still have open)?