Transition rules in 2013 CBA - speculation
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12-30-2012, 12:03 PM
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I think that is the most flexible and most likely to move. I'd argue to the owners why not 70M to keep compliance.
With the percentage revenue cap and escrow (assuming players get off this idiocy of limited escrow) the cap could easily be a billion dollars, its just not a real number anymore.
They're not going to have 100% of the $3.1 billion that the cap was based on this year, so having the same cap next year is in essence giving the players closer to a 75-80% share of HRR. The owners aren't going to hear of that, even for one season. As it is the players are already getting more HRR with a $60 million cap since the total HRR is going to be down at least a third of what it was last year. Chopping the cap up a third would really make it $46 million which is totally unachievable.
That's why the cap number has to go down, but it's counterproductive to go all the way down to $60 million cause you're more or less hamstringing most teams AND next season's FA crop.
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