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Shmontaine
11-28-2011, 01:02 PM
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SUMMARY OF PRINCIPAL DEAL TERMS
(November 26, 2011)

BRI Split





Basketball Related Income (BRI) is split 50%/50% each season between
the players and teams, and, in addition:

o Players receive a greater share of BRI to the extent BRI exceeds
projections, and a smaller share of BRI to the extent BRI falls short
of projections. Specifically, the players’ share (i) will be increased
by 60.5% of incremental BRI in excess of projected BRI for each
season, and (ii) will be reduced by 60.5% of the amount by which
BRI falls short of projected BRI for each season; and

o The players’ resulting overall share of BRI in a season is no less
than 49% and no greater than 51%.

In Year 1 of the agreement, players will receive a pegged amount equal
to 51.15% of BRI (with no upside or downside), and, assuming we are
able to complete the agreement and open for business on December 25,
player contracts will be prorated such that players will receive 66/82ds of
their stated contract amounts.

Salary Cap/Tax System







System includes a Soft Salary Cap as under the 2005 CBA.

Salary Cap and Tax levels set in relation to the projected escrow level
(escrow level equals 50% of BRI, less Benefits, divided by 30) in same
proportions as under the 2005 CBA. Salary Cap and Tax levels in years
1 and 2 to be no less than their 2010-11 levels.

Salary Cap Exceptions the same as under the 2005 CBA, except as
follows:

o Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception: Set at $5M in years 1 and 2,
growing 3% annually thereafter; maximum contract length of 4
years; can be used every year.

o Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception: Set at $3M in year 1, growing 3%
annually thereafter; maximum contract length of 3 years; can be
used every year.






o Mid-Level Exception for Room Teams: A new Exception is
available for teams that use Room under the Salary Cap (and
therefore forfeit their Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level and Bi-Annual
Exceptions). The exception allows a team using Room to
thereafter sign one or more free agents to a contract with a total
first year salary up to $2.5M and up to 2 years in length. Exception
amount to grow 3% annually.

o Bi-Annual Exception can only be used by non-taxpayers. Amount
set at $1.9M in year 1, growing 3% annually thereafter. Exception
cannot be used in 2 consecutive years and has maximum contract
length of 2 years (same as under 2005 CBA).

o Disabled Player Exception set at lesser of (i) 50% of the disabled
player’s salary, or (ii) the amount of the Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level
Exception. Maximum contract length of 1 year. Exception
available to be used to replace player who suffers season-ending
injury (same as under 2005 CBA).

o Traded Player Exception increased for non-taxpayers such that the
amount a non-taxpaying team has available to replace a traded
player or players equals the lesser of (i) 150% of salaries of
players being traded plus $100,000, or (ii) the salaries of players
being traded plus $5M. (For purposes of this rule, team is a non-
taxpayer if its post-trade team salary is below the Tax level.)

Traded Player Exception for taxpayers equals 125% of the salaries
of players being traded plus $100,000 (same as under 2005 CBA).

Base Year Compensation (BYC) in connection with the Traded
Player Exception is eliminated, except in sign-and-trade
transactions. Trades of players who otherwise would be subject to
BYC prohibited until January 15. Criteria for whether a player is
subject to BYC same as under 2005 CBA.

Minimum Team Salary increased to (i) 85% of Salary Cap in years 1
and 2, and (ii) 90% of Salary Cap starting in year 3.

In years 1 and 2, Tax rate for teams with team salary above Tax level is
$1-for-$1 (same as 2005 CBA).



Beginning in year 3, Tax rates for teams with team salary above Tax level
are as follows:

Incremental Team
Salary Above
Tax Level

$0M - 5M

$5M - 10M

$10M - 15M

$15M - 20M

Tax Rate

$1.50-for-$1

$1.75-for-$1

$2.50-for-$1

$3.25-for-$1





⇒ Tax rates increase by $0.50 for each additional $5M above the
Tax level (e.g., for team salary $20M-25M above the Tax level,
the Tax rate is $3.75-for-$1).

⇒ Tax rates for teams that are taxpayers in at least 4 out of
any 5 seasons (starting in 2011-12) increase by $1 at
each increment (e.g., for team salary $5M-$10M above
the Tax level, the Tax rate for a repeat taxpayer is $2.75-
for-$1 instead of $1.75-for-$1).

A maximum of 50% of Tax payments in any season can be directed
exclusively to non-taxpayers.

A team in any season that uses the Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level
Exception or the Bi-Annual Exception, or that in year 3 or after
acquires a free agent in a sign-and-trade transaction, cannot at any
time thereafter have a team salary at any point during that season in
excess of $4 million above the Tax level.


Guarantee/Escrow











NBA to guarantee players’ share of BRI. If for any season aggregate
player salaries and benefits fall short of the agreed-upon share of BRI,
the difference would be paid by the NBA to the Players Association for
distribution to all NBA players who were on a team roster in that season
on such proportional basis as may be reasonably determined by the
Players Association.

10% escrow withholding used in all seasons.

If the 10% escrow is insufficient to reduce aggregate player salaries and
benefits to the agreed-upon share of BRI, then the overage will be paid
from the new benefits pool to be funded with 1% of BRI (described in
Section 15).

Parties to agree on mechanisms to adjust Salary Cap and Tax levels as
may be needed every year so as to ensure that the agreed-upon share of
BRI is not exceeded.

Parties also to agree on provision to protect the NBA in case of a
significant drop in revenues.

Maximum Length of Contracts







Maximum contract length of 5 years for Bird players and 4 years for other
free agents.

Maximum of 4 new years for rookie extensions (except maximum of 5
new years for a maximum-salary Designated Player rookie extension –
team can have only 1 Designated Player on its roster at any time).

Maximum of 4 total years for veteran extensions (e.g., 3 new years if
extension signed during last year of player’s original contract), except 3
total years (e.g., 2 new years if extension signed during last year of
player’s original contract) for extensions entered into as part of extension-
and-trades.

Annual Increases



Maximum annual increases of 7.5% for Bird and Early Bird players, and 4.5%
for other players.


Minimum Salaries



Minimum player salary scale to be set at or about levels shown in 2005 CBA
for 2010-11 season until reduction in scale is proportional to reduction to
overall system (i.e., approx. 12% lower than under the 2005 CBA). Scale
grows by a percentage to be determined (between 3.5% and 4.5%) in future
seasons.

Maximum Salaries



Rules governing maximum individual salaries for new contracts are the
same as under the 2005 CBA, except that any player in his 5th year (e.g.,
following his rookie scale contract) is eligible to receive from his own team
a maximum salary contract that provides for a starting salary of up to 30
percent of the Salary Cap, provided he has met one of the following
criteria: (i) named to the All-NBA first, second, or third team two times, (ii)
voted in as an All-Star starter two times, or (iii) named NBA MVP one
time. A 30% max contract cannot be signed as part of a sign-and-trade
transaction.

Salary Guarantees



Salary guarantees remain the same as under the 2005 CBA; i.e., there will be
no limitations on a player’s ability to receive 100% guaranteed salary in all
seasons of a contract.

Other Contract Rules







For new contracts, salary of waived players to be “stretched” for cash
purposes such that the player’s remaining protected compensation would be
paid over twice the number of remaining contract years plus 1 year.

In lieu of the usual Cap treatment, the waiving team may elect to have the
waived player’s salary follow the stretched cash allocation, except that
stretching a waived player’s salary for Cap purposes is not permitted where
the portion of total team salary attributable to all waived players in any future
season would exceed an agreed-upon percentage of the Salary Cap in effect
during the season in which the player is waived.

Team and player options are as under the 2005 CBA.

All salaries for 2011-12 to be prorated in proportion to the number of 2011-12
regular season games that are canceled.

Rookies



First-year salary amounts for first round picks to be set at or about levels
shown in 2005 CBA for 2010-11 season until reduction in the rookies scale is
proportional to reduction to overall system (i.e., approx. 12% lower than under
the 2005 CBA). First-year salary amounts in future seasons’ rookie scales to
increase by a percentage to be determined (between 3.5% to 4.5%). Year-to-
year increases within each season’s scale to increase by 4.5% in years 2 and
3 and by the percentages set forth in the 2005 CBA rookie scale for year 4.

Free Agency

Sign-and-Trades

Offer Sheets

Qualifying Offers

Except during the 2011-12 and 2012-13
seasons, teams are prohibited from
acquiring a free agent in a sign-and-trade if
their team salary post-transaction would
exceed the tax level by more than $4
million. The maximum contract length for a
sign-and-trade is 4 years, and maximum
annual increases are 4.5%.

Period for a player’s prior team to match an
Offer Sheet that a Restricted Free Agent
receives from a new team shortened from
7 to 3 days.

Qualifying Offer amounts are the same as
in 2005 CBA except, starting in 2012-13,
as follows: any first round pick who, over
his prior two seasons, starts an average of
41 regular season games per season or
averages 2000 or more minutes of playing
time per season (the “starter criteria”) will
receive the same Qualifying Offer amount
as the player who was the 9th pick in the
draft; any second round pick or undrafted
player who meets the starter criteria will
receive the same Qualifying Offer amount
as the player who was the 21st pick in the
draft; and any first round pick selected in
the first 14 picks in the draft who fails to
meet the starter criteria will receive the
same Qualifying Offer amount as the 15th
pick in the draft.

All Qualifying Offers fully guaranteed.


Salary Cap Holds



Salary Cap holds – i.e., amounts that are included in a team’s team salary
in respect of the team’s free agents prior to signing, calculated based
upon a multiple of the free agent’s prior salary – are as follows:

First-round picks

Bird

Early Bird

Non-Bird

Reduced from 300%/250% (if prior salary
is below average salary / above average
salary) to 250%/200%

Reduced from 200%/150% to 190%/150%

130% (same as 2005 CBA)

120% (same as 2005 CBA)

Trade Rules







Extension-and-trades permitted, except maximum length of any such
extended contract is 3 years (e.g., 2 new years if player during last year
of his old contract) and max annual increases are 4.5 percent. If a player
signs a contract extension for a longer period or higher amount than
would have been permitted for an extension-and-trade, then the team is
prohibited from trading the player for a period of six months following the
date of the extension. If a team acquires a player in a trade, then, for a
period of six months following the date of the trade, the team is prohibited
from signing the player to a contract extension for a longer period or
higher amount than would have been permitted for an extension-and-
trade.

Cash paid or received by teams in trades is limited to an aggregate of
$3M per team annually.

Waiting period for trading team to re-sign traded player who is waived by
recipient team is extended until the earlier of (i) one year from the date of
the trade, or (ii) the July 1 following the last season of player’s contract.


Amnesty







Each team permitted to waive 1 player prior to any season of the CBA
(only for contracts in place at the inception of the CBA) and have 100% of
the player’s salary removed from team salary for Cap and Tax purposes.

Salary of amnestied players included for purposes of calculating players’
agreed-upon share of BRI.

A modified waiver process will be utilized for players waived pursuant to
the Amnesty rule, under which teams with Room under the Cap can
submit competing offers to assume some but not all of the player’s
remaining contract. If a player’s contract is claimed in this manner, the
remaining portion of the player’s salary will continue to be paid by the
team that waived him.

Player Benefits



New benefits pool to be funded with 1% of BRI for post-career player
annuity and welfare benefits. This 1% of BRI benefits pool is included in
(and is not in addition to) the players’ 50% share of BRI (and is also
included in the players’ 51.15% share of BRI in year 1).

Revenue Sharing



The NBA will commit to maintaining during each year of the CBA the
revenue sharing plan that the NBA has described to the Players
Association.

Term of Agreement

• 10 years, with mutual NBA and Players Association opt-outs after year 6.



Not sure if it's been posted... but here it is...

:eyebrow:

mgsports
11-28-2011, 01:36 PM
From the B-List Realignment New Orleans to the South,Washington to Altantic,Denver to Midwest,Minnesota to Central,Portland to West Coast,Suns to West. DL make it the Rookie League,American Assoactuon-Triple-A,Southern League,West Coast League,Central League,East Coast-Double-A and others Single-A.

Jumba
11-28-2011, 01:46 PM
From the B-List Realignment New Orleans to the South,Washington to Altantic,Denver to Midwest,Minnesota to Central,Portland to West Coast,Suns to West. DL make it the Rookie League,American Assoactuon-Triple-A,Southern League,West Coast League,Central League,East Coast-Double-A and others Single-A.

What did you just say?

deftonesrule
11-28-2011, 05:38 PM
can someone sum this up in english please?

mgsports
11-28-2011, 06:54 PM
On NBAGAMETIME last night their was a B-List Issues and it had Realignment on it and MLB and NHL have Minor Leagues.