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Driven
06-23-2009, 09:19 PM
I keep reading different things. If you are under the salary cap, say by 2 million, how much can you spend on a FA? Anything? Or just the two million. You also don't get the MLE or LLE, correct?

I'm assuming that if you are $2 million under the cap, then you can sign anyone to whatever. You then go over the cap and get the MLE and LLE.

badkins1121
06-23-2009, 09:27 PM
No. You can only offer the 2 mill. You could also offer the MLE if you have like 4 mill or less in cap. After you go over you can offer one MLE, one LLE, and Minimums.

Driven
06-23-2009, 09:30 PM
No. You can only offer the 2 mill. You could also offer the MLE if you have like 4 mill or less in cap. After you go over you can offer one MLE, one LLE, and Minimums.
Okay. So in the Rockets case, they can sign him up to 175% of his current salary since he's on the current team, and then they can use the MLE and LLE (if they didn't use it last year) on a different player?

Thanks. And where have you been dude?

IndyRealist
06-23-2009, 10:23 PM
Salary Cap - If you are under this number, you can sign free agents up to the cap. You may also make trades without having to send back any salary, as long as the trade does not put you over the cap. If you are over the cap, you have to use an Exception to sign a player. You may exceed the cap to resign your own player.

Luxury Tax - A certain amount over the cap. If you exceed this amount, you have to pay a penalty equal to how much you exceeded the tax level.

Exceptions - The two most common exceptions are the Mid-Level Exception, and the Bi-Annual Exception. The mid-level exception allows you to sign a free agent regardless of the salary cap. The MLE is ~$6 million, and fluctuates from year to year. The Bi-Annual Exception may only be used every other year, and is worth ~$2 million. There are also medical exceptions, vet's minimum exceptions, and trade exceptions.

Max Contracts - The maximum you may pay a player is determined by how many years they have been in the league. It has nothing to do with how much their previous contract was for.

lakers4sho
06-23-2009, 10:44 PM
http://members.cox.net/lmcoon/salarycap.htm

most of your questions should be addressed somewhere in there

superkegger
06-24-2009, 01:01 AM
http://members.cox.net/lmcoon/salarycap.htm

most of your questions should be addressed somewhere in there

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