The new league year begins in two weeks. But the final unadjusted per-team salary cap number for 2012 have yet to be announced.
There’s talk in league circles that the number have been tabulated, and that the number is lower than expected.
The number had been expected to be at least $120 million or so per team. Though the rumor is unconfirmed, don’t be surprised if it’s lower than expected.
Some are saying that the number will be nearly the same as it was in 2011.
That would hurt both the teams and the players. With less money per team to spend, there will be less money per player to receive.
The official numbers should be out soon. They’ll definitely be out by March 13 at 4:00 p.m., because that’s the moment at which all teams will have to be in compliance with the cap.
Whatever the cap may be.