DVauthrin wrote: My personal feeling is If you have the cap space under the hard cap to absorb the salary, then you don't have to take a player back. the 150% rule is just like the old NBA 125%. if you are too close to the hard cap to absorb the entire salary, the 150% rule applies.
I don't really understand the last sentence. If you are too close to the cap to absorb the incoming salary, then you simply can't do the trade. It's got nothing to do with the 150 rule.
Anywho, the 150% rule is the new NBA rule. It replaces the old 125 one. I don't really have strong feelings either way about whether we should have something like this. My issue is that it currently is in the rules
. Either we play by the rules or we don't. It all becomes a bit of a fustercluck if we unilaterally decide to ignore rules cause we don't like them.
If we want to change rules mid stream, we should have a process for doing so.
I did a poor job explaining my interpretation of when we use the 100% plus 5M, or 150% rules for trading. I apologize for that. Basically my interpretation was in a situation where acquiring the player puts you over the hard cap, you must follow the 150%, or 100% plus 5M rules for trading, even if you have enough cap space where you don't need to offer that much salary in return. In the NBA, if both teams are under the cap, they don't have to follow the percentages.
Here are a few examples: If i'm 7 mil under the cap, and another team offers me an 8 mil player for a draft pick(the other team will obviously be under the hard cap). I can't fit the player under my cap space, so I have to take back no more than 100% of a salary and 5M, or 150%. That means I have to trade at least 3 mil in salary(100% of 3 mil plus 5 mil=8 mil) or at least 5.7 mil if I choose to follow the 150% rule, even though 1 million in salary would get me within the cap.
Or if I have 8 mil in cap space, and i'm offered a 12 million dollar player for a draft pick. obviously i can't fit that player under the hard cap, so I have to use the 100% plus 5M, or 150% option. That means I have to send 7 million in a deal following the 100% rule. In the 150% rule I have to send at least 8 million in salary to the other team. Otherwise, all i'd need to do is send 4 million in salary back and my roster fits under the cap.