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08-12-2011, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by VanSciver View Post
In the end yes, but again, a team only gains the Cap space for bonuses not met by a player when it is determined that it is unlikely that the player will meet those bonuses later in the Season. In a Season where the bonus cushion is available, a team may use that to gain cap space and remain cap compliant. Remember, being at or below the Upper Limit, and being Cap compliant, isn't always the same thing.

It's stupid huh? Not if you understand how the Cap works and think about it. Here's a hypothetical. Let's say it's set up like you said, and it doesn';t count until it's earned. Team A has a player with a base salary of 1M and bonuses worth 1M. They only have to account for his base salary, and they sign players and are 500K under the Cap when the Season ends. Well that player ends up earning those bonuses in the final week of the Season. How does the team stay under the Cap and fit in the other 500K? With no bonus cushion available?
you aren't understanding me. They should start at the minimum (having in mind what he COULD earn) and as it starts getting to the point that he WON'T get them, they can start doing something with the cap space. Either way its stupid and there should be a bonus cushion again.

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