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February 26, 2015 Updates

Kobe Bryant: But the facts are facts. The salary cap is the salary cap. Players aren't going to leave millions and millions of dollars on the table twice to come here and play. It's just not realistic. Wanting LeBron (James) to come here and take a massive pay cut again (last summer), after taking a big one to go to Miami, is not realistic. Melo (Carmelo Anthony) leaving $15-20 (million) on the table to come here is not realistic. So we have certain restrictions, but we'll figure it out. USA Today Sports

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At the same time, the Warriors are determined not to let their second-round find get away. According to sources, the team had been expecting the price tag for Green to start in the $8-9 million range. But because there is a surplus of cap space, an impending boost coming from the NBA’s new TV deal and the stock rise that has come with Green’s improved output, the Warriors are resigned to the fact that Green will get a bigger offer, and that the team might have to go over the luxury tax for a year to keep Green. Team owner Joe Lacob has long said he’d be willing to pay the tax—if the team is winning. The length of the Warriors’ playoff run this spring, then, could have a significant impact on how high Golden State is willing to go to keep Green. Sporting News

Ainge: Those relationships can help, but ultimately I think those [deals with executives I know] are more coincidental than they are relationship-driven. Most of the trades I see in the league are not one-sided. Trades are mostly just teams with different agendas, different places in their path to a championship. Trades are not just about player-for-player these days. They are about creating cap space. When you are one piece away from winning, you may give up a little bit more to another team. Some teams have cap space that they use for acquiring young assets. Some use it for getting top-notch players and paying big dollars for top-notch players. Every team is sort of in a different place. I see most trades as being fair for both teams. Bleacher Report

February 16, 2015 Updates

Eric Pincus: FWIW - Mo Williams got a bump in pay from $3.7 mil to $3.97 mil with a trade bonus in deal to Hornets @BBallInsiders http://www.basketballinsiders.com/charlotte-hornets-team-salary/ … Twitter @EricPincus

February 14, 2015 Updates

The National Basketball Players Association on Saturday rejected the NBA's proposal for "smoothing in" billions of dollars from the new TV/media deal into the salary cap. NBPA executive director Michele Roberts said the union hired two forensic economic teams to evaluate the league's proposal and both economic teams recommended the union not accept the league's proposal. USA Today Sports

Regardless, players will still get 51% of basketball-related income (BRI). Under the CBA, when player salaries don't reach 51%, the league cuts a check to players for the difference. The union is opposed to artificially suppressing the salary cap, but it appeared Roberts is willing to read other proposals. USA Today Sports

February 13, 2015 Updates

Ken Berger: Roberts says the board of player reps voted unanimously to reject the NBA's "smoothing" proposal for increase in TV revenues. The NBA had proposed that the dramatic increase in TV revenues coming in 2016 be gradually incorporated into the salary cap. Twitter @KBergCBS

Tim Bontemps: Roberts says there could be a counter proposal, but the union hasn't had a chance to decide whether it will produce one. Roberts says that advancing the new TV money in ahead of time is not something that has been proposed by the league at this time. Twitter @TimBontemps

February 4, 2015 Updates

Eric Pincus: Dahntay Jones will earn $485k for rest of year with LA Clippers, cap hit $388k @BBallInsiders - 13 players on team basketballinsiders.com/los-angeles-cl… Twitter @EricPincus

February 2, 2015 Updates

Q: One thing coming up in the future is Draymond Green’s restricted free agency. That would likely put you into the luxury tax if you keep him. This franchise has never paid the luxury tax. Are you prepared to go into the tax next summer to keep this team together? Joe Lacob: Committed or not committed, I don’t think we have any other choice. Numbers would dictate–anyone can look at them–that we’re very likely in the luxury tax and very likely very substantially, next year. And you know what? We’re OK with that. I tell Bob all the time; he keeps asking me, ‘Are you sure?’ We’re prepared to do whatever it takes to win a championship; I’ve said that before. You want to do it when the timing is right. Maybe the timing’s right, right? We’re pretty good. And so, I think we need to take advantage of that and go for it. Our fans, that’s what they want to hear. And the truth is, it’s what I want to hear. And what I want to think. And what our management and ownership… there isn’t one owner that I know of or one person in management here that doesn’t think this way. Luxury tax? It’s not something you want to do, it’s very penal. But can’t be worried about that right now. That is really not the issue. The issue is being the best team we can be and we’re going to do whatever it takes. San Jose Mercury-News

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