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BRI Reduction: What could it mean?

A really good analysis of how a BRI reduction would affect teams. Just a few notables from the article: - A 50/50 split would reduce the cap $58 mill, to $50 mill and luxury tax line from $70 mill, to $61 mill. - The Boston Celtics would be luxury tax payers despite having only 7 players under contract. - The Lakers would be $31 mill over the luxury tax line - The Blazers (who currently have the 3rd highest payroll, though they have 13 players under contract so that is skewed a bit) would be over the luxury tax line by $14 mill. I believe we will see a lot of players cut with an amnesty clause. Especially since we are going to see a higher luxury tax penalty. If you do the math at a simple 2 to 1 luxury tax (not the steeper graduated tax as has been proposed by the owners) and apply that to Brandon's contract of about $15 mill next year, using the amnesty on Roy's contract could save the Blazers $43 mill next year (That is $43 mill savings for just ONE year). And then remember, Roy's salary increases season to season, so that tax could potentially get steeper each season. This greatly increases the chances that the Blazers will use the amnesty clause on Roy.

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