sully00 wrote:Fencer reregistered wrote:grindtime22 wrote:It's nice to duck the tax, we probably should have done it in 18/19. It would be good to get it done this year.
It isn't as big a deal as people make it out to be though. Don't get me wrong... it sucks. If you are barely over the tax, then your tax bill could almost double with the repeater penalty. The real pain is in the level system though, more than the repeater. The Warriors are the extreme. Most of their pain is coming from being so far over the tax. The repeater just adds on to it
I thought luxury tax repeaters also lost some transaction flexibility, but I'm not finding that now in http://www.cbafaq.com/salarycap.htm
If you go through the FAQ when they explain trade rules there are different rules for teams over the tax and and teams under, the rules apply after the trade so you can't trade your self into the tax by exploiting the non tax payer rules.
Using certain exceptions also hard cap teams, meaning you can't become a tax paying team that year if you use either the Non tax payer MLE or acquire a player through S&T.
So GS is not going to be doing a S&T for anyone unless they can unload a ton of salary. Same for BRK and PHI. HOU is close as they sit 3 mil below as of now.
The next team up right now is IND which helps explain why they wouldn't want Hayward on a 34 mil starting salary. They have about 5 mil to play with so any Hayward to IND S&T needs to be revenue neutral or send out salary because they will be hard capped.
That is surely what I was mixing it up with. I seem to make that mistake most years until it's straightened out, AGAIN.