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NBA Salary Cap For 17-18 Drops From One-Time Projection Of $108M All The Way Down To $99M

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  1. malakas

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    That's very significant news. Makes signing max free agents all the more difficult. Cap space all the more valuable. And opens the field for even more trades before FA starts.
    For example the cap space the Celtics opened by trading down now it's all for nothing. Still need to free like 7 more millions.
    For the Rockets things are even more difficult now if they want to sign a max player like Hayward or CP3.
     
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    What does this mean for the Warriors?
     
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    Why did the projection change so drastically?
     
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    You would think Morey and the boys knew this before they cracked open a cold one heading into draft day
     
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    because they gave money for pension to vets while not taking into account how dominant Warriors and Cavs were.
    Less playoff games= > less money for the pot => less cap.
    Normally a team like Warriors who wins a championship plays 25-26 games and this year they only played 17(?)
     
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    it was supposed to be at 102 and fell to 99...all teams knew that it wasn't gonna be at 108 this summer before the season even started
     
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    Because the max goes down probably will also affect if Harden accepts the extension since he will lose more money now.
     
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    All those terrible contracts are about to look a lot worse now.
     
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    Cap room and flexibility have skyrocketed in value. Compare this to the massive increases in the cap a few years ago , and teams that were unprepared are going to look awful and be locked in for a few years.

    Good teams that need to clear space for max free agents ( IMO) are going to have to pay a price to open up said space.
     
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    Ryan Anderson laughs to the bank.

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    Meh
     
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    So to open up a super max we would have to clear about 26 million. So, Anderson + Lou or Ariza.

    I want to dump Anderson and Lou anyways so good.
     
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    It was already stated to be at 101. It being 99 now isn't too much of a difference.
     
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    Welp. No more max contracts for us. :(
     
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    @BimaThug

    When do the players salary raises for the 2017-18 season kick in? And do you know when teams cap space kicks in from it's players expiring? Start of FA or earlier?
     
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    It means that they can no longer really aim to bring back Iguodala and Livingston AND stay below the luxury tax apron (along with, obviously, maxing out Curry and giving Durant the 120% exception). If they want to keep Iguodala and Livingston, they're likely going to go into the luxury tax. The Warriors didn't want to do that this year, because their payroll is going to start rising dramatically in a couple of years when Thompson and Green become eligible for near supermax deals and they didn't want to already be triggering the repeater penalty by then.
     
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    http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/19703254/salary-cap-2m-less-expected-nba-tells-teams

    The NBA notified teams in a memo Wednesday that the projected salary cap will come in at $99 million, about $2 million less than estimates in April.

    In addition, the luxury tax has been lowered from $121 million to a projection of $119 million.

    This will squeeze some teams looking to create space to sign free agents when the negotiating period begins July 1.

    The drop was caused by the number of playoff games being fewer than expected, as the recent postseason was dominated by lopsided series that were shorter than anticipated.

    The salary cap is still increasing by about $5 million from last season, but it isn't growing as much as previously expected. At one point, the NBA forecast this season's cap to go as high as $108 million.

    The league is still undergoing massive growth, driven by new television revenues. Between 2010 and 2015, the cap increased from $58 million to $63 million. It has grown by $36 million over the course of the past three years.​
     
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