Adam Silver Comments on State of NBA, Labor Deal, Rise in Salary Cap

February 9th, 2016 by Tim Daniels Leave a reply »

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver isn't overly excited about the sudden increase in salary-cap space teams will receive as the league's new television deal goes into effect next season. He's hopeful the situation doesn't lead to another stoppage of play, though.  

Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today passed along comments Silver made on the outlet's NBA A to Z podcast about a wide variety of issues facing the league. He doesn't think the projected jump in the cap from $70 million to around $89 million will be a positive:

It will be disruptive and having been around the league for a long time, I only know it's going to be disruptive in ways that we can’t even predict. It's not the way we modeled the CBA going into the last collective-bargaining agreement. We thought we would have more regular increases from year to year (in the salary cap).

Although the infusion of television money into the league is helpful on the surface, it does have the potential to impact the overall level of competitive balance. Even a team like the reigning-champion Golden State Warriors can contend for a big-name free agent.

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