Operating in the Era of a Falling Salary Cap
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06-23-2009, 11:45 AM
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Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Well that's weird Tony, I could have sworn I read a recap of the breakfast with the GM thing and Solomon had charts showing how in
the Kings will be in great financial shape compared to other teams because of the salary cap going down. In fact, Dean even asked people to "remember that when you send your emails on July 2nd and 3rd". What do you suppose he meant by that?
Solomon is not saying that to imply that he needs to make sure payroll is low so DL can snap up free agents from teams that have to dump key players due to poor cap management so he can build a team. That's counter to everything DL has said (and done) re: building from within.
He's saying that he needs to be sure the Kings have the cap space to retain the players they want to retain that are already developing within the organization. If the cap drops in 2 years as much as people are projecting, a majority of teams in the league are going to have cap problems which will cause them to lose key players and (theoretically) damage their team's chances of competing. The Kings are trying to prevent that from happening.
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