With a new CBA and a new TV deal on the horizon, the NBA could be in line for another big spike increase in the salary cap, similar to the spike back in 2016. We will see whether the league implements any cap smoothing or not, but regardless we should expect the salary cap to be appreciably more than current levels. Common sense tells us that a bigger salary cap leads to larger salaries for the players. I believe that now is the best time for discussions around player contracts to not be expressed in dollars, but in terms of the salary as a percentage of the league-wide salary cap. Let's go into more detail below.
With RJ Barrett's recent 4 year, $120 million rookie extension, most would assume that the Knicks can't include him in a Donovan Mitchell due to the poison pill restriction that kicks in when extending a player on their rookie scale contract. While in most cases that would be correct, in this specific scenario the Knicks could still be planning on including Barrett in a deal for Mitchell. Let's walk through how they can do that below.
With free agency all but completely wrapped up, I thought it would be a good time to go through and take a look at some of the best value and worst value signings throughout the league. To calculate this, I took each players Estimated Player Value (EPV), that you can find here, and compared it against the player's reported 2022-2023 salary that they were signed for. Let's take a look below.
With free agency just hours away, teams have been rushing to get last minute extensions and trades in before the closing bell. In this edition of Cap Talk, I take a look at the Knicks clearing cap space, the major transactions that have taken place in the past couple days, along with a look at some of the free agencies most heavily impacted by this activity. Take a look below.
We are through the NBA Draft and have already seen a flurry of activity around the league. In this edition of Cap Talk, I want to dive into some of the major trades that have taken place, along with a look at the free agents who were the most heavily impacted by the NBA draft. First off, let's take a deeper look into the Jerami Grant to Portland trade, why it happened when it did, and how that sets the table for the rest of the offseason for both Detroit and Portland.
Nick Thoreson is a young professional working in finance who is passionate about the NBA and especially all things salary cap related.