Author: Albert

Salary Cap Smoothing Is As Complicated As It Is Necessary 0

Salary Cap Smoothing Is As Complicated As It Is Necessary

Update 2 (3/11/15): The National Basketball Players Association informed the NBA that it will not agree to “smoothing” in the increases in the salary cap that will result from the new national media agreements beginning in the 2016-17 season. Update (2/13/15): The National...

NBA Strikes Partnership Deal With Daily Fantasy Sports Operator FanDuel 0

NBA Strikes Partnership Deal With Daily Fantasy Sports Operator FanDuel

Fantasy sports is a huge business – 41.5 million people in the U.S. and Canada spend $3.6 billion on fantasy league and related fees each year. A relatively small(1) but extremely fast growing sub-segment of the industry is daily fantasy sports. As that...

NBA Reaches 9-Year, $24 Billion Media Rights Deal with ESPN/ABC, TNT 2

NBA Reaches 9-Year, $24 Billion Media Rights Deal with ESPN/ABC, TNT

I have a request. I write posts which I believe are unique, more in depth and more insightful than I can otherwise find elsewhere. I hope you agree. I therefore ask that you please not simply copy my ideas without proper sourcing. It...

When Should Kevin Love Lock In His Long-Term Contract? 0

When Should Kevin Love Lock In His Long-Term Contract?

With the Cleveland Cavaliers on the verge of completing a blockbuster trade for Kevin Love, the Minnesota Timberwolves granted permission for Cavs owner Dan Gilbert to meet with Love. Whatever was discussed at that lengthy July meeting in Los Vegas gave Gilbert enough comfort...

Los Angeles Clippers: Salary Cap Maneuvering In Action 7

Los Angeles Clippers: Salary Cap Maneuvering In Action

Update #2 (01/16):  As of the last update, the Clippers effectively traded away their 2017 first round pick and incurred a $950K dead-money salary cap charge for this and the next four years in order to get rid of the contract of Jared Dudley,...

A View Into the Miami Heat’s Local TV Deal 1

A View Into the Miami Heat’s Local TV Deal

Update (11/24/14): The Miami Heat announced the signing of a new deal with Sun Sports that will extend the partnership for another seven years, through the 2024-25 NBA season. Details of the extension are not yet known, but I would imagine it contains a significant upfront...

NBA Sets Salary Cap and Tax Level Numbers for 2014-15 0

NBA Sets Salary Cap and Tax Level Numbers for 2014-15

On Thursday July 10 at 12:01 a.m. ET, the NBA’s 2014-15 season begins. That’s when the league’s salary cap, luxury tax threshold, maximum salaries and other figures all adjust to their new values. Most NBA business ceases for the first several days...

Miami Heat’s Great Hope Is … Josh McRoberts and Danny Granger? 0

Miami Heat’s Great Hope Is … Josh McRoberts and Danny Granger?

The Big Three era Miami Heat were always the ideal test case for a new collective bargaining agreement designed primarily as a cash grab for owners, but also with a secondary goal of engineering greater competitive balance around the league. The new...

Miami Heat Struggling Early In Free Agency 10

Miami Heat Struggling Early In Free Agency

The Miami Heat would love to get younger. The Heat would love to get some youthful assistance on the wing, as protection for Dwyane Wade as his advancing age and health restrictions cause him to miss so many games and render him so...

Miami Heat Create NBA-Record $55 Million in Potential Cap Space 5

Miami Heat Create NBA-Record $55 Million in Potential Cap Space

Many years from now, Saturday, June 28, 2014, could be remembered as a critical day in Miami Heat history. It marks the day when guard Dwyane Wade and forwards Chris Bosh and Udonis Haslem declared their intentions to join LeBron James and Chris...