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12-14-2004, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Levitate
the idea of being able to spend more to sign your own players is certainly an interesting one...if the league could use something like that to promote the retention of "homegrown" talent, that would be good for the league overall IMO. but it's a pretty sticky you apply it just to those players who've come into the league as rookies in your organization? or are we talking about any kind of RFA? what happens when rookies get traded to another team...does the "homegrown" label follow them?

and i guess it could cause holdout issues if a richer team pays more for a player that compares to another player on a team that can't afford as much...
In the NBA it doesn't apply to just players your team drafted, but any player on your roster.

So if this was the NBA and the Flyers were at their cap limit last March, they still could have re-signed Malakhov to a long-term big money contract without worrying about going over the cap.

One other thing that the NBA has is minimum & maximum salary limits that depend upon years of service.

NBA Minimums for 2004-05

Starts at $385K for a first year player moving in increments up to $1.1 million for a player with 10+ years of service

The maximums are

$9 million or 25% of team salary cap (whichever is greater) for players with 6 or less years of NBA service

$11 million or 30% of team salary cap (whichever is greater) for players with 7-9 years of service

$14 million or 35% of team salary cap (whichever is greater) for players with 10 or more years of service.

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