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gr824
07-07-2010, 09:44 PM
The Salary Cap for the 2010-2011 NBA season is going to be $58.044 million and the Luxury Tax threshold has been established as $70.307 million. The previous season Salary Cap had been $57.70 million and prior year LT threshold was $69.92 million. The MLE value will be $5.765 million for the 2010-2011 season ...

The new Salary Cap and LT level go into effect tomorrow, July 8, when the NBA moratorium period ends. At that time, teams and FA players can begin signing contracts and trading action can recommence ...

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=5362260

Raidaz4Life
07-07-2010, 09:46 PM
So that means we'll have 1.7 mil left over from our MLE... this offseason is not going to be very good.

gr824
07-07-2010, 09:55 PM
So that means we'll have 1.7 mil left over from our MLE... this offseason is not going to be very good.

Right ... If Blake's contract is exactly as 'advertised' [ meaning 4 mil/4 mil/4 mil/4 mil ] and there is no S & T 'lurking', then the available MLE $$$s remaining to the Lakers are $1.765 million ...

We may know as early as tomorrow whether that is the case ...

still1ballin
07-07-2010, 09:57 PM
good news?

BigGuy951
07-07-2010, 10:00 PM
I don't think so...

gr824
07-07-2010, 10:02 PM
good news?

Not a big surprise, although the Cap and the LT values are somewhat higher than anyone anticipated ... I do not see this having much effect on the plans of the Lakers one way or the other ...

Vinylman
07-07-2010, 10:13 PM
Thanks for the numbers....

teams can start signing players in about 3 hours....

i would assume the lakers will sign blake tonight unless there is a S&T in place...

stay tuned...

DownUnder
07-07-2010, 10:14 PM
As expected really. 1.7 or 1.8 won't make any difference to the type of player we will get for the left over MLE, if we infact do spend it. If Bell or T-Mac or whoever is coming, the levels are now just confirmed. Time will tell how good our drawing power or appeal to FA's really is.

Still think a 1yr/1.8M with a 2nd year player option contract like Shannon had, may tempt a vet or a big to come. If he shines, he can opt and get a better payday next year. It is what it is.

LakerfaninKY
07-07-2010, 10:14 PM
Can someone answer this - If $1.7 million of the MLE is left over, can it be combined with the ~$2 million vet min and given to 1 player (i.e., can LA sign one player for $3.7 million)?

Raidaz4Life
07-07-2010, 10:15 PM
Right ... If Blake's contract is exactly as 'advertised' [ meaning 4 mil/4 mil/4 mil/4 mil ] and there is no S & T 'lurking', then the available MLE $$$s remaining to the Lakers are $1.765 million ...

We may know as early as tomorrow whether that is the case ...

Well it seems like we have our hands tied unless we get together a sign and trade in some form because there are so many teams out there with cap space, depleted rosters, or both who will be willing to pay 2-3x as much as we could potentially offer. And I'm sure most of us can agree we still have quite a few holes in our lineup that need to be filled unless the front office is banking on the development of Ebanks and/or Caracter.

Vinylman
07-07-2010, 10:16 PM
Can someone answer this - If $1.7 million of the MLE is left over, can it be combined with the ~$2 million vet min and given to 1 player (i.e., can LA sign one player for $3.7 million)?

no it can't

IndyFan
07-07-2010, 10:20 PM
was surprised at the MLE. expected it to be $6M. lots of low contracts offered last year evidently.

:confused:

The Raven
07-08-2010, 04:20 AM
I think this is a non factor in the Lakers case

LAKERRS24
07-08-2010, 05:25 AM
I expect Blake will get less than 4 millions in first year, i suppose like 3,6milion, then 3.9, then 4.2, and in final year around 4.5.

Go Dodgers!
07-08-2010, 01:52 PM
Teams well above the new tax threshold, such as the Los Angeles Lakers, saw their 2011 tax bill get about $2.3 million lighter. For the Lakers, it represents money that can now be used to retain point guard Derek Fisher at a mutually agreeable salary.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/columns/story?columnist=coon_larry&page=salarycap-100708