With a massive wave of layoffs sweeping through the NBA last week, it’s clear the league is feeling the pressure to improve its business model, and that includes its salary cap system.
But for those who don’t know, the NBA’s salary cap is set at $85 million, and each team is allowed to pay up to $25 million in salary each year.
That’s not a lot of money for a league that was supposed to have a surplus of $100 million, which is why it’s important to know what is and isn’t allowed under the cap.
There are a number of issues to consider when looking at how much money a team can spend, which can lead to some complicated calculations that can lead you to different conclusions about what is allowed under a salary cap.
So let’s take a look at some of the issues that can make your salary cap calculations difficult, and then dive into some of our own salary cap analysis.
The first and most obvious issue is how much a team is able to spend in the cap next year.
This is one of the reasons why teams tend to spend a lot on rookies, because rookies are essentially disposable for a team, and teams are not obligated to use them as long as they are available to do so.
But with the NBA salary cap now at $80 million, there are still teams that can only spend up to the cap of $50 million in cap space next year, meaning the Lakers and Magic have no room to spend next year on any rookies.
That leaves them with a $50-million hole in their cap next summer, and if they want to spend more than that, they’ll have to either pay up the salary cap, or cut some players.
The Lakers and Clippers, both of whom had some of their most successful seasons last year, have been among the teams to cut players, so there is a little bit of a gap in their salary cap next season.
But even if they are unable to fill that gap, they will still be able to use some of those cuts to help cover up for that shortfall.
The second issue is the cap number itself.
The cap number is the total amount of money a player can earn over the course of the next four seasons, so if a team decides to cut a player, it would be able do so without paying any of that player’s salary.
The league has no set cap number for its own players, and it is not uncommon for teams to spend the cap money from a player’s contract without the player’s consent, meaning that a team may be able take advantage of the cap to get a player at a lower salary.
That can lead some teams to take advantage on the cheap, as they can simply cut their salary for the next season without paying their players anything.
This will lead to an uneven salary cap situation for players across the league, as teams will be able spend less on a player if they do not want to pay their player’s full salary next season, which will mean that the salary of a player may not equal the salary he earned last year.
As a result, the cap could fall to $40 million or less next season and could actually be higher, as some teams may have more cap space than others, and thus have to use the cap space to help compensate for that fact.
The final issue is that of what is called “dynamic flexibility,” or the amount of space a team has for free agents.
Teams are allowed to spend up $5 million on players next season to sign free agents, which means that a cap-strapped team will be unable to use a roster spot to sign a player to a deal, and instead will have to trade a player.
If a team wants to use up a roster slot, it can use the roster space for free players to fill out a roster, which makes it a bit harder to get rid of a team’s roster spot.
But teams will also have the option to use this money to sign players to contracts in exchange for draft picks.
A team can use up up to 10 percent of the roster to sign any player to an extension, but the rest of the money will go to pay players who are still on their team’s books, or to pay the salaries of players who were released after their contracts expire.
For example, the Celtics will have up to 15 percent of their cap space allocated to signing players to an extended contract, and the rest will go towards paying players on their roster.
With all of the problems with the cap, it may be tough to find a team that can sign a new player next season that is willing to pay $5-plus million per year, but with the salary caps on the rise, that could soon be a thing of the past.