theGreatRC wrote:Shrink, im a CBA/salary/contract noob, so i'm trying to understand what's about to happen here...
So what i'm getting from this is, his $5 million dollar salary will be off our cap? Will we have around 5mil available for another guy?
Does Taylor still have to pay his salary? If so, why? I thought a contract has to be honored by both parties and he hasn't even played 10 games.
No prob -- it's kind of a boring area for most NBA fans, which is why I'm happy to answer questions.
Starting at the bottom - yes, Glen Taylor has to pay Roy actual money. A salary exclusion really only affects those imaginary numbers that the NBA uses to keep tabs on where teams are for parity, in regards to special abilities for low-payroll teams (under the cap), or special penalties to high payroll teams (over the lux).
Taking $5 mil off our cap won't help us that much. We are already $9 mil under the lux, so we weren't going to be penalized regardless. And because of exceptions, we were able to take our payroll to $3.25 mil over the salary cap. If the NBA granted our application for a salary exclusion, we'd be back under the cap by about $1.85 mil. We could use that money to offer a free agent more than the vet min other teams can offer, but we could get a more useful room with a $2.65 mil from a disabled player exception.
Bottom line: A salary exclusion doesn't really help us, and Roy gets paid this year no matter what happens.