Only Guaranteed Salary Will Count Towards Trade Matching

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Only Guaranteed Salary Will Count Towards Trade Matching 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:29 pm

The NBA's new collective bargaining agreement will be more restrictive in regards to non-guaranteed salary.


Players with non/partially-guaranteed contracts have been viewed as trade assets as they can acquire and then waive them as a method to eliminate unwanted salary.


Players signed to deals under the new agreement will have only their guaranteed amounts count toward salary matching.


For example, the Cleveland Cavaliers traded Brendan Haywood's non-guaranteed contract to the Portland Trail Blazers in 2015 for a $10.5 million trade exception.

Via Eric Pincus/Basketball Insiders

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Re: Only Guaranteed Salary Will Count Towards Trade Matching 

Post#2 » by Jazzing » Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:53 pm

When Daryl Morey Wept
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Re: Only Guaranteed Salary Will Count Towards Trade Matching 

Post#3 » by Sam195 » Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:20 pm

Jazzing wrote:When Daryl Morey Wept


I think the new rule is that if a team trades away an non-guaranteed contract or a player with an impending team option on their deal than they become picked up or guaranteed by the acquiring team. This is probably a rule being pushed by the heavily capped out teams and high luxury tax payers who hate being shaken down (giving up draft picks and young players) when they try to make trades to cut payroll or lower their tax payments.
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Re: Only Guaranteed Salary Will Count Towards Trade Matching 

Post#4 » by Darthlukey » Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:21 am

Sam195 wrote:
Jazzing wrote:When Daryl Morey Wept


I think the new rule is that if a team trades away an non-guaranteed contract or a player with an impending team option on their deal than they become picked up or guaranteed by the acquiring team. This is probably a rule being pushed by the heavily capped out teams and high luxury tax payers who hate being shaken down (giving up draft picks and young players) when they try to make trades to cut payroll or lower their tax payments.


Would the impact not be the opposite, those capped out or tax paying teams will have less options under the proposed regime to reduce salary?
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Re: Only Guaranteed Salary Will Count Towards Trade Matching 

Post#5 » by tayottt » Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:30 pm

Seems like something bad/cheap teams agitated for.

Basically this makes it so that you can't get under the salary cap over the course of the season without dumping players to the bad/cheap teams (unless a player gives you a very favorable buyout).

In order to get under the tax you will have to give a bad team an asset along with the bad contract.

It's a win-win for the cheapos. Either you get the luxury tax money through revenue sharing or you get a draft pick when you take on the tax team's albatross.

I'm not too mad at it since it should boost competitive balance, but rewarding mediocrity still upsets me.

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