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06-21-2006, 01:33 PM
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Cap question

I'm about 99% sure what the answer to this is, but I'll ask anyway. I know that cap impact is the total salary divided by total years regardless of where the money is loaded. How do extensions relate to this though?

Example:
Player 'A' is at the end of a 2 year $10M deal. They made $5M in 05-06 and are slated to make $5M in 06-07. They sign a 2 year, $7M extension paying $3.5M in 07-08 and $3.5M in 08-09.

How does their cap impact break down for each year? Is it:
A) $5M in 05-06, $5M in 06-07, $3.5M in 07-08m, and $3.5M in 08-09.

or

B) $5M in 05-06, $4M in 06-07, $4M in 07-08, and $4M in 08-09.

In other words, when does an extension to an existing contract begin to take effect on a player's cap impact?

My guess is that "A" is correct - for the purpose of calculating a player's cap impact, the original contract and extension are treated as if they were separate contracts.

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