10 Moves That Make a Lot of Sense as NBA Free Agency Nears

June 30th, 2016 by David Aldridge Leave a reply »

"I don't second guess. I first guess," former Fox/NBC NFL analyst and football coach John Madden would say.

That's what this is about.

Nobody knows what NBA players and teams will do when free agency begins at 12:01 a.m. ET Friday. This is about what they should do.

It will be unprecedented.

The explosion in television rights money paid to the league by ABC/ESPN and Turner Sports (my bosses) has created a system that we have never seen in the NBA. There has never been a circumstance like this in league history—so many teams that will have so much cap room, with the same relative number of players on which to spend it as before. The result will be a new system, one in which the definitions of "value" and "max player" go out the window, never to return.

With the cap for next season now at $94 million, every team has to spend at least 90 percent of the cap—$84.6 million—on player salaries. Teams that do not spend to the floor are penalized, with the shortfall distributed to the players on that team. It will be impossible for every team to do so by spending intelligently on p ...

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