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01-06-2013, 09:21 PM
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Questions about salary retention in trades.

Say Phoenix trades a seventh round pick to Montreal for Joe Schmoe. He's owed 4.5m, 5.0m, and 5.5m over the next three years, which are the last of his current contract.

What are Montreal's options here? Can they agree to retain three million in each year of the final three years? Can they retain three million in only the first year? Maybe retain three, then two, then one?

How would Montreal's cap hit be affected by these options? Is the cap hit determined by each dollar paid? I it tied directly? If Montreal pays only three million and only in the first year what does that do for the cap? Three million hit in year one? One million hit for all three years?

I'm just wondering how this can be structured.

Thanks.

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