New contract queries

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New contract queries

With the rise in the cap, is the cap only expected to go upwards - I was wsondering if the cap was expected to leave out will teams look to put some team options into the big new deals being offered to middle tier players so teams may have some flexability in future years.

Also players who signed 4 year deals in 2014 and have two guaranteed years now become much higher trade value players due to their cheaper salaries.

Rookie deals will also become much more sought after as they will unlikely suddenly shoot up as I'd assume a player like KAT wouldn't be earning less in year 3 or 4 than say 2017 top pick in years one or two?


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The projections are that

The projections are that after the next jump the cap will level off (some are saying it may drop slightly for 2018). Although a lot of money is being thrown around this year, it is the contracts next year that are more likely to hurt teams long term because for the next several years they will take up a similar percentage of cap space, whereas contracts this year will decline in cap percentage.

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Amazing how last season Spurs/Warriors got Kawi Leonard and Draymond Green locked up at 17-18 mil a season, and with the new salary cap that is Mosgov/Biyombo money. Next year or in two, 17 mil could be the new Swaggy P/ Javale Mcgee money

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Mike Conley is currently

Mike Conley is currently projected to be the highest paid player in the NBA but KD if he remains in Oklahoma and LBJ at Cavs could blow that out of the water.

With contracts going up so much, I'm surprised more players didn't have player options put into their contracts last year.

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