FanPost

Beck: New CBA Specifics (and what's left)

Per Howard Beck at the NY times:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/30/sports/basketball/nba-deal-is-close-but-last-hurdle-is-a-big-one.html?_r=2&src=tp

What's Left:

  • BRI (50% vs 52.5%)
  • Should over-tax teams get use of MLE and BAE (union yes, owners no)

Read on to see what appears to be settled

Items that apparently have been agreed to:

  •  Contracts lenghts: 5 Bird, 4 non-bird (down from 6 and 5)
  •  Raises: 5.5% annual for Bird, 3.5% non-Bird (down from 10.5 and 8)
  • MLE starts at $5 million.  length and raise amount under discussion
  • Amnesty. 1 player per team, usable anytime during the life of the new CBA. Limited to players under contract as of July 2011. Salary exempt from cap and tax
  • Stretch payments to waived players: money spread out over years left multiplied by two, plus one
  • Luxury tax: Starts at $1.50 for $1 over the tax. After $5 million, goes up to $1.75 per $1, then $2.50 per $1 after $10 million.  Rates still negotiable, but basic structure is agreed to.
  • Relaxing of trade rules (one presumes the 125% is going up to some other amount making lop-sided trades easier
  • Relaxing of restricted free agency rules (no details)

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Blazer's Edge

You must be a member of Blazer's Edge to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Blazer's Edge. You should read them.

Join Blazer's Edge

You must be a member of Blazer's Edge to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Blazer's Edge. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker