Thread: Speculation: Acq/ Rost. Bldg./ Cap Part VIII
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02-20-2012, 03:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Hale Dunter View Post
So it isnt cumulative? They can't go over by (Green-per-game-salary*games missed)?

Just confused as I have read several places Caps have lots of space if Green on ltir but little space if he is not.

So if Poti magically came back for the last game of the year they would be 4mil (or whatever he makes) over the cap?
It's not cumulative. While using LTIR exemptions, you have 0 cap space at all times. You may not be using all of an available exemption, so you might still have room to add more to your cap number (like now, Caps still have about 1 mil to play with if no other F's are called up), but you've got 0 cap space so you're not banking anything.

Which means at the deadline you need to be looking at full season cap hits, not prorated cap hits, because prorating assumes you're banking space (put another way, if you're prorating cap hits you have to prorate all cap hits, including those of the player(s) on LTIR, so your LTIR exemption space gets prorated down... so full season is just easier to look at).

If Poti magically got better at the end of the season they'd have to clear the space elsewhere or simply leave Poti on LTIR.

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