Jun 3, 2013, 9:15 AM EDT
The NBA’s salary cap and luxury-tax line are determined by the league’s Basketball Related Income. The more money the league makes, the higher the salary cap and luxury-tax line.
Early estimates indicate the NBA didn’t generate as much revenue as expected this season.
Hearing early projections given to GMs and owners in May have NBA salary cap rising to just $58.5 mil next season. This season: $58.044 mil
Expectation was $60M.
Most of all, this hurts any player who will be a free agent this summer, because teams will have less money to spend on those players.
A smaller-than-expected-bump also hurts teams with cap room this summer. Although every team must deal with the same restrictions, several teams are positioned only to use their cap exceptions are are relatively unaffected. That means the teams planning to use cap room won’t have quite as much room to maneuver.
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- Report: Pelicans finalizing deal with Omer Asik 2
- Reports: Paul Pierce agrees to three-year, $10 million contract with Los Angeles Clippers 22
- Report: LaMarcus Aldridge rules out Lakers in free agent decision 100
- Reports: Phoenix Suns sign Tyson Chandler, re-sign Brandon Knight, try to reshape roster 11
- Kevin Love will return to Cavaliers, contract is reportedly $110 million over five years 78
- Report: Spurs reach deal to trade Tiago Splitter to Hawks, create cap space for LaMarcus Aldridge offer 27