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Sheridan: Rule Change Could Make Trade Machine Way More Fun

Chris Sheridan of SheridanHoops.com reports that the NBA and its players have discussed loosening up a rule that forces players to be traded for other players who make similar salaries... ------------------------------ Trade rules: Under the old system, the salaries of players being traded had to be within 125 percent of each other (if both trading teams were over the salary cap). This rule will be loosened considerably, although a final formula has not been agreed to. The players want the percentage to rise to 225 percent (whereby, for instance, a player making $1 million could be traded for a player making $2.25 million), while the owners have indicated a willingness to allow the percentage to rise to 140 or 150 percent — although teams paying the luxury tax would have a tighter restraint. ------------------------------ On Saturday, we noted reports that a new "stretch exception" is also being discussed. -- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter
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