Thread: Salary Cap: $64.3M Upper Limit for '11-'12
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10-13-2011, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by fredrikstad View Post
Looking at BRs contract
http://www.capgeek.com/players/display.php?id=690
Whats the reason they use so much signing bonus instead of ordenary salary? Is it for potencial by out reasons or what?
I mean this year he only get "paid" 2 mill and have 10 mill in signing bonus,and so on. I dont get it.
It's lockout/salary rollback protection. The CBA is up this year, and if there was somehow another lockout, or a salary rollback, he'd be insulated by receiving more money up front. Almost all the UFA's who signed this year did the same thing.

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