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11-03-2012, 04:40 PM
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Small note and I would probably need Mossey or a like mind to confirm.

No matter how long the lockout lasts, the players are going to lose actual dollars at about a 3 to 1 rate over the league. From what I can see, teams are spending about $15mil/year average to maintain the infrastructure without player costs (yes, some guesstimates are involved). The league is not losing net HRR revenue minus player payroll. You need to also deduct support costs like arena personnel, air fare, hotels, etc. to arrive at the figure. This leads to my second point about continuing clawbacks with each CBA. There is a player percentage at which it stops, when the league loses as much as the players in a lockout. Using my numbers above and the $120mil profit for the league to total $570mil per year in owner money lost, I arrived at a rough number where a clawback doesn't pay. Bring that $570mil number equal to total player salary. $570mil plus 1.8bil, 2.37bil, and split it. $1.18bil for the players or about 35.8%.

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