nate33 wrote:payitforward wrote:FAH1223 wrote:
I don't understand this. I thought the whole point of a TPE was to let you bring in a player beyond the 15-man roster. Not so?
Why would we need a TPE to sign someone if we had an open roster spot?
The point of the TPE is that it's an exception used to exceed the salary cap. We are currently over the cap and have used almost our entire MLE. The only way we can sign anybody is with the vet minimum exception or $1.7M (we have an unlimited number of those) or the Bi-Annual Exception (about $3M IIRC). The Injury Exception gives us another option, this one allows us to spend up to half of Bryant's salary.
The bigger obstacle is the luxury tax. These exceptions don't shield the player's salary from counting against the luxtax. And we are right against the limit.
Sloppy on my part, sorry -- it's the Injury Exception I meant. If it allows us to sign someone to replace Bryant, why would we need to clear a roster spot first?
https://www.basketball-reference.com/contracts/WAS.html has us at $126,343,145, but it leaves out Jerome Robinson's 3,737,520 for some reason. Thus $130,080,665. From http://www.basketballinsiders.com/washington-wizards-team-salary/, OTOH, I have $130,878,917 for 15, including Pasecniks.
What is the tax line this season?