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TDE
03-19-2015, 02:00 PM
What does the NBA salary cap mean for teams like the Lakers, Knicks & Celtics and smaller market teams who will have pleanty cap space?

TDE
03-19-2015, 02:04 PM
As it stands the NBA can afford 2 Max players, does this mean teams can afford 3 now? I doubt a teams like the Thunder will be willing to spent the whole 90million.

Ty Fast
03-19-2015, 02:14 PM
If the cap goes up so does the max contract. The max is a certain percentage of the cap. The max will start at like $30 million now.

KnicksorBust
03-19-2015, 02:24 PM
The 2015 cap is projected at $66.5 million and 2016 is projected at $81.0 million.

The biggest impact of the large jump in 2016 is that teams with salary cap space now will be able to lock up players long-term before that huge inflation of salaries. This off-season is the perfect time to have cap space. All contracts made prior to 2016 are going to look a lot more reasonable with the new salary cap and max scales.

KnicksorBust
03-19-2015, 02:24 PM
It also means Steph Curry's deal is going to look absolutely criminal.

Deception
03-19-2015, 03:03 PM
It means whoever is a free agent this off-season is screwed, and teams will try to lock players up while the current standards and max cap is at. Enjoying it while it lasts

Tony_Starks
03-19-2015, 03:08 PM
Means professional Laker haters/ Knick haters are going to have to go back to work....

TDE
03-19-2015, 05:22 PM
The 2015 cap is projected at $66.5 million and 2016 is projected at $81.0 million.

The biggest problem impact of the large jump in 2016 is that teams with salary cap space now will be able to lock up players long-term before that huge inflation of salaries. This off-season is the perfect time to have cap space. All contracts made prior to 2016 are going to look a lot more reasonable with the new salary cap and max scales.
Interesting, so getting a player like Aldridge or Gasol would be a huge bargain this yr

cmellofan15
03-19-2015, 05:38 PM
Means professional Laker haters/ Knick haters are going to have to go back to work....

don't hold your breath

dhopisthename
03-19-2015, 05:52 PM
it means that every team or most every team will have cap space.

KnicksorBust
03-19-2015, 05:55 PM
The 2015 cap is projected at $66.5 million and 2016 is projected at $81.0 million.

The biggest problem impact of the large jump in 2016 is that teams with salary cap space now will be able to lock up players long-term before that huge inflation of salaries. This off-season is the perfect time to have cap space. All contracts made prior to 2016 are going to look a lot more reasonable with the new salary cap and max scales.
Interesting, so getting a player like Aldridge or Gasol would be a huge bargain this yr

Definitely. 2016 offseason will be a overpaying spree. Lucky for Blazers and Grizz.

North Yorker
03-19-2015, 06:16 PM
Could see FAs this summer demand an opt out in their contract after year 1 (like LeBron) if they don't get the contract they want so they become FAs in 2016. Their agents aren't stupid.

KnicksorBust
03-19-2015, 06:23 PM
Could see FAs this summer demand an opt out in their contract after year 1 (like LeBron) if they don't get the contract they want so they become FAs in 2016. Their agents aren't stupid.

Possible but I don't think all FAs have the same leverage as LeBron... do you? :)

TDE
03-19-2015, 09:24 PM
Do the exceptions and rookie contracts go up as well?

North Yorker
03-19-2015, 09:44 PM
Possible but I don't think all FAs have the same leverage as LeBron... do you? :)

The marquee ones certainly do. Would you rather minimum of 1 year of Marc Gasol/Love/LMA/etc or 0 years? If they demand it there will be teams desperate enough to offer it.

KnicksorBust
03-19-2015, 09:54 PM
Possible but I don't think all FAs have the same leverage as LeBron... do you? :)

The marquee ones certainly do. Would you rather minimum of 1 year of Marc Gasol/Love/LMA/etc or 0 years? If they demand it there will be teams desperate enough to offer it.

But if I am Gasol do I really want to risk a guaranteed $80 million?

JEDean89
03-19-2015, 09:56 PM
everyone will get a max this summer from Green to Dragic to Monroe to Gasol. Then all the small market teams that aren't competitive will not be able to sign FA's for like 3-4 years until things balance back out. If I was the NBA, I would figure out a way of preventing this from happening in the future.

IKnowHoops
03-19-2015, 11:41 PM
I think this is the best thing to happen to the NBA in years. Its a steroids shot for the NBA...allows a plethora of teams to make incredible moves. Every team will have the ability to be a contender that year all because of this giant boost. Im very interested to see what transpires.

dhopisthename
03-20-2015, 12:09 AM
everyone will get a max this summer from Green to Dragic to Monroe to Gasol. Then all the small market teams that aren't competitive will not be able to sign FA's for like 3-4 years until things balance back out. If I was the NBA, I would figure out a way of preventing this from happening in the future.

they tried to stretch it out, but the players wanted none of it.

North Yorker
03-21-2015, 01:59 PM
But if I am Gasol do I really want to risk a guaranteed $80 million?

There is no risk. It would be a player option in that $80M contract. If they get hurt and that lowers their FA stock in 2016 then they just opt in to their deal.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
03-21-2015, 02:52 PM
I think this is the best thing to happen to the NBA in years. Its a steroids shot for the NBA...allows a plethora of teams to make incredible moves. Every team will have the ability to be a contender that year all because of this giant boost. Im very interested to see what transpires.

haha by how?

There is not enough superstars for everyone to be a contender.

I predict a lot of overpaying for mediocre stars.

Goose17
03-21-2015, 07:41 PM
I predict a lot of overpaying for mediocre stars.

Followed by a lockout...

-Kobe24-TJ19-
03-22-2015, 08:42 AM
Followed by a lockout...

exactly

Chrisclover
03-22-2015, 09:09 AM
Means professional Laker haters/ Knick haters are going to have to go back to work....
Lol. Raving time again.

Chrisclover
03-22-2015, 09:10 AM
Possible but I don't think all FAs have the same leverage as LeBron... do you? :)
Mid-level players are screwed.

Chrisclover
03-22-2015, 09:11 AM
But if I am Gasol do I really want to risk a guaranteed $80 million?
Jimmy Butler will risk everything to get a fat contract.

McAllen Tx
03-22-2015, 09:25 AM
Lock out definately looming. Not as simple as cap going up and salaries going up and everyone is happy. Hearing the true franchise players (LeBron, Durant etc) might push to do away with set max contracts so they make what a team is willing to pay. Huge advantage again to NY and LA and any team where $ doesnt matter. A team like OKC definately wouldnt be able to afford both Westbrook and Durant.

Cal827
03-22-2015, 11:51 AM
Followed by a lockout...

Followed by Small Market teams complaining that they can't afford the players to remain competitive, after handing out a large contract to a player who clearly doesn't deserve it.

unleashthebeast
03-22-2015, 12:29 PM
Lock out definately looming. Not as simple as cap going up and salaries going up and everyone is happy. Hearing the true franchise players (LeBron, Durant etc) might push to do away with set max contracts so they make what a team is willing to pay. Huge advantage again to NY and LA and any team where $ doesnt matter. A team like OKC definately wouldnt be able to afford both Westbrook and Durant.

If they do away with max contracts it really isn't an advantage to a big market, it's just an advantage for all-star caliber players. Because there would still be a set salary cap, just not a maximum amount you can give a player, kind of like the NFL.

With this scenario, a small-market team like OKC would be just as unlikely to be able to keep a Westbrook and Durant as the Lakers would be to keep a Westbrook and a Durant

xnick5757
03-22-2015, 12:41 PM
It means Durant is gonna make bank in Washington