Some Teams Project 10-15 Percent Cap Drop If NBA Lose China Business

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Some Teams Project 10-15 Percent Cap Drop If NBA Lose China Business 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:12 am

At least five teams are having their salary cap personnel prepare for a scenario in which the cap for the 20-21 season could drop between 10 and 15 percent due to the NBA's situation with China, sources tell Keith Smith of Yahoo! Sports.


"It's like the cap spike, but opposite,” a league source said. “After all the money everyone spent last summer, this would have a major impact on all of us."


The NBA recently released a projection of $116 million for the 20-21 season, which is $7 million higher than the $109 million mark for 19-20.


Teams internally plan for a variety of scenarios, but a 10 to 15 percent drop would be dramatic.


“I haven’t really been in this spot before. The cap has only gone up in recent years. It’s really different. I have to wonder if the league would be pressed to consider some measures to not drop the cap down so far from where we are today at $109 [million]. Otherwise, a bunch of us are over the tax. It’d be nice to know now, because that changes how we approach trades and everything else throughout the season.”

Via Keith Smith/Yahoo! Sports

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Post#2 » by lonea » Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:42 am

29 other GMs are saying.

THANKS DARYL!


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Post#3 » by deeps6x » Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:49 am

Well Silver probably couldn't have kept players from talking about Hong Kong / China, but they will sure as hell shut up if it is going to put a big dent in their salaries.
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Post#5 » by justme400e » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:27 am

lonea wrote:29 other GMs are saying.

THANKS DARYL!


:lol: :lol: :lol:


Daryl might want to have someone else turn his car on in the morning for a couple of months. People around the league are quite p.o.'ed at him right now.
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Post#6 » by meekrab » Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:09 am

deeps6x wrote:Well Silver probably couldn't have kept players from talking about Hong Kong / China, but they will sure as hell shut up if it is going to put a big dent in their salaries.

Players with long term contracts don't care, do they? Dollar amounts are fixed once the ink dries.

Next summers' free agents have to be a little concerned but they already knew they were playing for their next contract coming into this season.

Where it's interesting is guys who have player options next summer; they might want to wait a year and hope China gets over it...
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Post#7 » by INKtastic » Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:15 am

meekrab wrote:
deeps6x wrote:Well Silver probably couldn't have kept players from talking about Hong Kong / China, but they will sure as hell shut up if it is going to put a big dent in their salaries.

Players with long term contracts don't care, do they? Dollar amounts are fixed once the ink dries.

Next summers' free agents have to be a little concerned but they already knew they were playing for their next contract coming into this season.

Where it's interesting is guys who have player options next summer; they might want to wait a year and hope China gets over it...


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Post#8 » by seewhy » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:05 am

Ha, good job translating the cost of "freedom of speech" into something that hits the teams and player's bottom line in a very understandable term.

I wonder what those HK riot supporters will say when/if their support cause them to take home 20% less pay. Then they might able to start understand why Chinese and older HK people are so against the riot because those riot affect them in very negative ways. Hk economy is only going to get worse because of the riot, and China's sovereignty and economic uncertainty will be affected as well.
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Post#9 » by georgemclane » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:48 am

How long til Morey gets fired/fired at
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Post#10 » by perempe20 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:31 am

georgemclane wrote:How long til Morey gets fired/fired at

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Post#11 » by pssshhhrrr87 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:32 am

Good ole corporations always putting things in terms into dollar amounts. Somethings are more important than profit and the people of Hong Kong fighting for basic rights under a communist regime is more important than a player getting $20 million per year as opposed to $23 million. Have some humanity, peeps.
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Post#12 » by TheCage4 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:41 am

Ohhhh happy day!

With any luck it’ll be a 20% drop, teams will be strangled financially, a work stoppage will ensue, super teams will dissolve and the NBA will go back to resembling something of a competitive sport again.

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Post#13 » by Illmatic12 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:56 am

pssshhhrrr87 wrote:Good ole corporations always putting things in terms into dollar amounts. Somethings are more important than profit and the people of Hong Kong fighting for basic rights under a communist regime is more important than a player getting $20 million per year as opposed to $23 million. Have some humanity, peeps.

China isn’t communist . And the NBA not working with China anymore won’t automatically change anything in Hong Kong. Unfortunately will be business as usual for them either way.

But it’s good that Silver is holding firm on supporting free speech and calling China’s bluff.. they don’t want their people to lose the NBA and most likely will stand down on trying to bully the league. If not then it’s deuces, nice knowing ya Yao
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Post#14 » by winter_mute_13 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:51 pm

Who knew that tying your business to a thin skinned, ultra nationalist, authoritarian regime, isn't such a good idea after all!

Some might say this is a natural consequence of a system that puts profits over everything else.
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Post#15 » by foreigngrammar » Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:02 pm

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Post#16 » by jason bourne » Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:03 pm

Illmatic12 wrote:China isn’t communist . And the NBA not working with China anymore won’t automatically change anything in Hong Kong. Unfortunately will be business as usual for them either way.

But it’s good that Silver is holding firm on supporting free speech and calling China’s bluff.. they don’t want their people to lose the NBA and most likely will stand down on trying to bully the league. If not then it’s deuces, nice knowing ya Yao


What the F you talking about? China IS the BIGGEST communist country in the world!!! Our ancestors put their lives on the line to fight for freedom from oppression of the British and continue to fight for freedom in the United States. We are for freedom for peoples fighting to get it around the world. We don't want communism and oppression and won't put up with it.

Now that Daryl Morey injected politics in the NBA, it's time to stand up to China. I thought it might blow over, but if it's long term, then we're not going to take this kind of crap when our principles are on the line. If China's leaders don't want the NBA, despite their people wanting it, and they're going to draw the line in the sand in order to kowtow to them for the money, then they got another thing coming to them. It would be time to pull out of the China market over one's principles. Forget the money. That can be remade in India and elsewhere.
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Post#17 » by lonea » Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:24 pm

Well, why dont Morey bark at all the politicians that take money from NRA and not pass some sensible gun control law.

People are literally dying from mass shooting in his own country but yet he's commenting something thousands of miles away?

Don't be such a hypocrite

pssshhhrrr87 wrote:Good ole corporations always putting things in terms into dollar amounts. Somethings are more important than profit and the people of Hong Kong fighting for basic rights under a communist regime is more important than a player getting $20 million per year as opposed to $23 million. Have some humanity, peeps.
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Post#18 » by FreeBoosie » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:05 pm

jason bourne wrote:
Illmatic12 wrote:China isn’t communist . And the NBA not working with China anymore won’t automatically change anything in Hong Kong. Unfortunately will be business as usual for them either way.

But it’s good that Silver is holding firm on supporting free speech and calling China’s bluff.. they don’t want their people to lose the NBA and most likely will stand down on trying to bully the league. If not then it’s deuces, nice knowing ya Yao


What the F you talking about? China IS the BIGGEST communist country in the world!!! Our ancestors put their lives on the line to fight for freedom from oppression of the British and continue to fight for freedom in the United States. We are for freedom for peoples fighting to get it around the world. We don't want communism and oppression and won't put up with it.

Now that Daryl Morey injected politics in the NBA, it's time to stand up to China. I thought it might blow over, but if it's long term, then we're not going to take this kind of crap when our principles are on the line. If China's leaders don't want the NBA, despite their people wanting it, and they're going to draw the line in the sand in order to kowtow to them for the money, then they got another thing coming to them. It would be time to pull out of the China market over one's principles. Forget the money. That can be remade in India and elsewhere.


“We are for freedom for peoples fighting to get it around the world. We don't want communism and oppression and won't put up with it.”


Yeah funny how that doesn’t really translate to US policy when it comes to Middle East and Asian countries. We’re in bed with Saudi dictators because they buy our arms so we turn a blind eye to “freedom for peoples” and “communism and oppression” and do “put up with it”. Don’t even get me started on the s#it going down in Egypt where we along with our allies ousted an elected leader and installed a dictator because he’s a puppet. He killed a thousand unarmed protestors in a day for what’s being called one of the biggest modern day genocide. Now he’s literally throwing whoever he wants in to prisons and making them disappear. This includes foreign tourists and kids but yeah we’re fighting for freedom. Trump laughed and called him his favorite dictator at UN meetings 2 weeks ago. U.S backed and turned a blind eye to dictator Pol Pot in Cambodia in the 1980s despite knowing he had killed nearly 3 out of the total 9 million people that lived in his country. Why? Because he was anti China and Vietnam. These are only a few of the examples. Please stop watching Fox and CNN before coming to these dumb conclusions that literally no one is buying anymore. It’s all about the benjamins. Always has been and always will be for the US and corporations. The values of the ancestors you speak of have long been forgotten.
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Post#19 » by binjumper » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:20 pm

jason bourne wrote:
Illmatic12 wrote:China isn’t communist . And the NBA not working with China anymore won’t automatically change anything in Hong Kong. Unfortunately will be business as usual for them either way.

But it’s good that Silver is holding firm on supporting free speech and calling China’s bluff.. they don’t want their people to lose the NBA and most likely will stand down on trying to bully the league. If not then it’s deuces, nice knowing ya Yao


What the F you talking about? China IS the BIGGEST communist country in the world!!! Our ancestors put their lives on the line to fight for freedom from oppression of the British and continue to fight for freedom in the United States. We are for freedom for peoples fighting to get it around the world. We don't want communism and oppression and won't put up with it.

Now that Daryl Morey injected politics in the NBA, it's time to stand up to China. I thought it might blow over, but if it's long term, then we're not going to take this kind of crap when our principles are on the line. If China's leaders don't want the NBA, despite their people wanting it, and they're going to draw the line in the sand in order to kowtow to them for the money, then they got another thing coming to them. It would be time to pull out of the China market over one's principles. Forget the money. That can be remade in India and elsewhere.


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Post#20 » by 12footrim » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:10 pm

georgemclane wrote:How long til Morey gets fired/fired at


There would be just as much backlash in America which is the primary audience.

This is about the larger US, China tariff situation more so than a 4th tier NBA official's tweet. There is no way even China would let business stop for that otherwise. China is doing this is to gain leverage on Trumps lager tariff situation.

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