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01-15-2013, 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by RGY View Post
Wait I thought the buyouts before next season would not count against the cap? If we buy him out now it would count against this year's cap? Why not just wait until after the season then?
It counts against the cap as $5.6M, which was the number that would have counted against the cap had he been sitting at home on the couch. We lose nothing here; we were going to be carrying the cap space regardless. This is just a "nice" thing for Wade. And then after the season his cap charge is gone, as you said.

This doesn't really change the fundamentals of what was agreed upon with the compliance buyouts. It's just an understanding that, hey, there are some guys in tough situations, and both sides should do something to help them. So instead of "bubble wrapping" the players for the entire year, they're allowed to become UFA. And then this summer we resume as if nothing had happened.

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