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kArSoN RyDaH
07-19-2010, 09:51 PM
is this allowed in the NBA? i know that in the NFL players are allowed to restructure their contracts to free up cap room for the current year. is that possible in the NBA? or are players stuck with those contracts unless they get released?

ManRam
07-19-2010, 09:53 PM
is this allowed in the NBA? i know that in the NFL players are allowed to restructure their contracts to free up cap room for the current year. is that possible in the NBA? or are players stuck with those contracts unless they get released?

No. You cannot restructure for less money.


53. Can existing contracts be renegotiated?

A contract for four or more seasons can be renegotiated after the third anniversary of its signing, extension, or renegotiation that increased any season's salary by more than 8%. Contracts for fewer than four seasons cannot be renegotiated. A contract cannot be renegotiated between March 1 and June 30 of any year. Only teams under the cap can renegotiate a contract, and the salary in the then-current season can be increased only to the extent that the team has room under the cap. Raises in subsequent years are limited to 10.5% of the salary in the first renegotiated season. The renegotiation may not contain a signing bonus. Contracts cannot be renegotiated downward (players can't take a "pay cut" in order to create salary cap room for the team) or to contain fewer seasons.

Again, a team over the salary cap cannot renegotiate a contract. An interesting case of this was Shawn Kemp with the Sonics. Kemp, who was unhappy with his contract and wanted to renegotiate, could not get a larger contract from the Sonics because they were over the cap. Kemp forced a trade to Cleveland, who was far enough under the cap at the time to give him the large contract he wanted. Kemp's contract was renegotiated soon after the trade.

http://members.cox.net/lmcoon/salarycap.htm

Ty Fast
07-19-2010, 09:54 PM
the nfl is the only one

iggypop123
07-19-2010, 10:15 PM
no because contracts are guaranteed. the nba players association wont allow it. purposely give up money during a contract? not happening

GAWDtv
07-19-2010, 10:42 PM
It's allowed just not practiced, give up garanteed money? Too much people on your team, personal team (ex. Team LBJ) to consider that...

thekmp211
07-19-2010, 10:53 PM
i learned that shawn kemp was an *******