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12-23-2011, 01:55 PM
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Originally Posted by topher42 View Post
The cap is determined by the previous years revenues. Both sides can agree to a 5% escalator to these revenues.
Your the second person to correct me on this so maybe I'm not writing clearly enough. When the last CBA was negotiated the first year it went into effect the cap was based on the projected revenue for that year. I would expect the players to push for that again if the owners push to lower the players share of league revenues. So the only way I can see the cap staying the same or going up is if the players agree to a rather substantial increase in escrow, because even with a new tv contract and natural growth, I don't see how the cap can overcome anything more than a 3% drop in the players share without going down.

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