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12-30-2012, 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by NJDevs26 View Post
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.
Actually, they can set the cap at anything they want. 1 billion dollars. It does not matter. Its not real money anyways. Just like the players contract, the "monetary" value has little to do with money.

Whats important is the percentage of revenue. If the players are entitled to say 2B, then they get 2B regardless. The cap could see the player paid "10B", but they would lose 8B in escrow. The cap could be 10 bucks, and they would still get 2B.

The cap number is simply an arbitrary number dreamed up by the league and players that is supposed to have a basis in reality, but the simple fact it does not have to be. The escrow evens everything out.

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