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10-10-2008, 09:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Asterix View Post
This doesn't make any sense, sorry.
it makes complete sense....

you only pay a player for how long he is on your team... if he is on your team 1/4 of the season, you only pay him 1/4 of his salary, and you only absorb 1/4 of the cap hit.

So if you get rid of a player now... you save most of his salary for the season. And if you pick up a player at the deadline you only owe him 1/4 of his salary. Therefore the cap space you would save by cutting a guy tomorrow, would get you a player whose yearly salary is 4x as much at the trade deadline.

Its really quite clear.

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