Question RE salary cap...

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  1. waffledave

    waffledave waffledave, from hf

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    Okay, we know that the salary cap has been increased this year, and many teams have increased their payroll.

    What happens if next season, the cap goes back down to $38 million?

    Now, at first I figured that then, teams will be forced to get back under the cap. But since salaries are tied to revenues with the whole escrow thing, does that just mean everyone's salary goes down a certain amount and the rosters stay the same? Or will teams be forced to drop some of the contracts that don't fit under the new cap?
     
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    If the cap goes down, current contracts are not affected - including current deals that would be greater than the 20% cap max for next season ($7.6M based on a $38M cap vs $8.8M this year).

    Teams will be forced to trade players, buy out players, waive players, not resign their RFAs, not sign UFAs, etc - whatever they need to do to get under the lower cap by the start of the next season.
     

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