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01-07-2013, 02:12 PM
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Originally Posted by iamitter View Post
I wonder which it is - can you retain salary in a trade? Can you retain cap hit?

If we're at the trade deadline, can the acquiring team absorb the full salary but only half the cap hit? That has the potential to stack some teams.

On the flip side, can you trade away players and keep paying them in part while the new team gets the full cap hit but only part of the salary?

Maybe both?
It's going to be both. You're not going to be able to do one without the other. It's going to be maximum 50% for contracts under $6m or $3m for contracts over $6m, it sounds like. You pay both the salary and take the cap hit.

If a guy is making $4m, but his cap hit is $5m, then if you're paying 50% you take on $2m in salary and a $2.5m cap hit. It's the only logical way to do it.

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