NBA salary cap dropping in 2017-18
Now, there might be some last-minute scrambling.
Jay King of MassLive:
Teams have been informed the NBA expects the salary cap to go down from latest projections, per league source. $99 million the new number.
— Jay King (@ByJayKing) June 22, 2017
The reason for the decline in cap space is simple. Short postseason (79 games, tied for the fewest in 15 years) and a drop in regular season television ratings.
This means teams will have to do something they were not planning on if they want to stay under the luxury tax (which most owners do). Teams operating above the cap but below the tax will get a relative advantage with the mid-level exception occupying a higher percentage of the cap.
Here’s how max contracts are now shaping up:
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New max contract projections
0-6 years experience
$144M over five years
$106M over four years
— Dan Feldman (@DanFeldmanNBA) June 22, 2017