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Lockout News: Day 92

Proposed salary cap ideas from the NBA Lockout meetings reported by ESPN’s Marc Stein:

•  The institution of a sliding “Supertax” that would charge teams $2 in luxury tax for every dollar over $70 million in payroll, $3 for every dollar over $75 million in payroll and $4 for every dollar for teams with payrolls above $80 million

•  A provision to allow each team to release one player via the so-called “amnesty” clause and gain both salary-cap and luxury-tax relief when that player’s cap number is removed from the books

•  Shortening guaranteed contracts to a maximum of three or four seasons

•  Limiting Larry Bird rights — which enable teams to exceed the salary cap to re-sign their own free agents — to one player per team per season

•  Reducing the annual mid-level exception, which was valued at $5.8 million last season, to roughly $3 million annually and limiting mid-level contracts to a maximum of two or three seasons in length as opposed to the current maximum of five seasons

•  A new “Carmelo Rule” that would prevent teams — as the New York Knicks did in February with Anthony — from using a Bird exception to sign or extend a player acquired by trade unless they are acquired before July 1 of the final season of the player’s contract

•  The abolition of sign-and-trades and the bi-annual exception worth $2 million

•  Significant reductions in maximum salaries and annual raises and a 5 percent rollbacks on current contracts

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Lockout News: Day 92

Proposed salary cap ideas from the NBA Lockout meetings reported by ESPN’s Marc Stein:

•  The institution of a sliding “Supertax” that would charge teams $2 in luxury tax for every dollar over $70 million in payroll, $3 for every dollar over $75 million in payroll and $4 for every dollar for teams with payrolls above $80 million

•  A provision to allow each team to release one player via the so-called “amnesty” clause and gain both salary-cap and luxury-tax relief when that player’s cap number is removed from the books

•  Shortening guaranteed contracts to a maximum of three or four seasons

•  Limiting Larry Bird rights — which enable teams to exceed the salary cap to re-sign their own free agents — to one player per team per season

•  Reducing the annual mid-level exception, which was valued at $5.8 million last season, to roughly $3 million annually and limiting mid-level contracts to a maximum of two or three seasons in length as opposed to the current maximum of five seasons

•  A new “Carmelo Rule” that would prevent teams — as the New York Knicks did in February with Anthony — from using a Bird exception to sign or extend a player acquired by trade unless they are acquired before July 1 of the final season of the player’s contract

•  The abolition of sign-and-trades and the bi-annual exception worth $2 million

•  Significant reductions in maximum salaries and annual raises and a 5 percent rollbacks on current contracts

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More NBA on NBC

It was reported earlier that Roy Hibbert and Detlef Schrempf will be on the NBC show Parks and Recreation tonight. NBC has been really catering to the NBA fan as of late. Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh appeared on Law & Order: SVU last night. I was hoping they’d be involved in something gruesome, but their appearance was rather boring.

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NBA Back on NBC

I am sorry for the title. It does not mean that Roundball Rock will be gracing your television sets. Thankfully, it also means Bob Costas will be spewing vapidness at you during basketball broadcasts.

What it does mean is that Pacers Center Roy Hibbert and two-time Sixth Man of the Year Detlef Schrempf will be guest starring on the NBC comedy Parks and Recreation. Not a Parks n’ Rec fan? You should be. Not only is it hilarious, but it’s the most NBA-friendly comedy since ever.

Swag!

 

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