Not just that - I'm still worried about how I'm going to fill my roster with minimum contract guys, especially if I nominate them at the minimum and they get sniped from me because I can't sign them to higher contracts (I'm over the soft cap).
This rebuilding year is going to give me a headache...
One thing that I'm starting to suspect is that the system may result in most players being undervalued. If you plug our settings into BBM, then a Durant or LeBron is worth about $20, which is where we have them and this is fine. It also seems that many of the contracts from the initial draft are about right too. But once the initial draft is done, and new additions come through free agency, the contracts don't seem like they reflect players values as well. So we have guys worth $10 going for $5, and guys worth $5 going for $1.
I think this is because the vast majority of new contracts are going to come from the MLE; most teams don't have enough cap space to go higher, even if they wanted to. Those that do have some cap space will likely use most of it to obtain a stud, or are competing for B-class players with managers who only have the MLE available, and therefore have no need to pay true value. Combine these factors and I predict a disproportionately low number of FA contracts greater than MLE. In terms of scale, there are 90-odd players that warrant a higher salary than $6. How many contracts greater than 6M will be handed out during this FA period? Any? I'm not sure how this is going to play out over time, or if there will be a "market correction" at some stage. Interested to hear the thoughts of you guys though.