Re: Better trade
posted at 1/31/2012 7:53 PM EST
You are correct that LA couldn't get Nash.
His salary for this year is $11,689,062.
If his salary was $11,225,000, LA could trade for Nash without sending any salary back to Phoenix.
The 125% plus $100,000 provision also applies for Traded Player Exceptions.
$8.9m x 125% + $100,000 = $11,225,000.Traded Player Exception –
The Traded Player Exception has been increased for non-taxpayers such that the amount a non-taxpaying team has available to replace a traded player or players equals the lesser of (i) 150 percent of salaries of players being traded plus $100,000, or (ii) the salaries of players being traded plus $5M. (For purposes of this rule, team is a non-taxpayer if its post-trade team salary is below the Tax level.) Traded Player Exception for taxpayers equals 125 percent of the salaries of players being traded plus $100,000 (same as under 2005 CBA).
What this means: For non-taxpaying teams, this exception has increased from 125 percent plus $100,000, which gives them a lot more flexibility in workable trades. Future trade deadline days should be more exciting than ever, and we’ll be less likely to see players included in trades strictly to make the contracts fit within the exception.