Re: Celtics CANNOT use MLE
posted at 7/16/2013 12:17 AM EDT
In response to Fierce34's comment:
In response to Mployee8's comment:
It's too soon to say ... Danny now says he will try to get below the tax line not so much to avoid paying tax but to be able to collect a share of the tax paid by others. Had they shaved a few hundred thousand off last year they could have avoided the luxury tax and the repeater tax as well come 2014. If he manages to dump Humphries and Wallace he can still get below the line depending on what he gets back. If he's successful he will have the full MLE but he says he won't need it or use it anyway so it's a mute point.
BTW, the C's were over the cap for 2012-13' and despite what happens by the time the 2013-14' roster is set they will have to pay a repeater tax come 2014. And you said they wouldn't cuz they were cheap .... Ha!
Again, the moron in you is showing again.
The new CBA only started in 2011. That means the 2011-12 season is the first season that you start counting for the repeater tax.
Last season was 2012-13 season, right?
So 2011-12 + 2012-13 = 2 straight seasons of being tax payers.
You have to be tax payers for 3 straight seasons to be a repeater tax payer.
If the Celts are not tax payers this season, 2013-14, then they will not be subject to the repeater tax.
You're totally clueless when it comes to salary cap matters.
Once again you are wrong ....
The repeater tax is retroactive to years before the new CBA ... otherwise Chris Forsberg is wrong also but it wouldn't be the first time.
The Boston Celtics formally received their luxury tax bill for the 2012-13 season on Tuesday and will owe $1.182 million dollars. It's the sixth straight season the Celtics have paid tax, showing ownership's commitment to spending in order to be competitive.
But with repeater rates looming after the 2013-14 season, the Celtics could have given themselves a little bit of additional freedom for the 2014-15 campaign. Teams are exposed to those harsher repeater rates when they've been in the tax for three of the previous four seasons. That means that, even if Boston manages to get below the tax line this year, it will still be a repeater in 2014-15.
This is why Danny is intent in getting below the tax line this season ... he has his work cut out for himself.