Source: Cap could exceed $127.5 million for 2014

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Yes, owners were told on Wednesday to expect the 2014 salary cap to climb from $123 million to $126.3 million.

The real expectation is that the expected number will be even higher.

Per a league source, the final number could be more than $127.5 million per team.  That would be a 3.65-percent increase over last year.

Last year, the league initially expected the salary cap to inch up from $120.6 million to $121 million.  We were told (by the same source) that it would actually be more than $122 million.

The final numbers are announced not long before the start of the new league year in March, at which time every team must be in compliance with the spending maximum.

12 responses to “Source: Cap could exceed $127.5 million for 2014

  1. What is the actual punishment for being over the cap? A luxury tax? Draft pick forfeiture? Or they just don’t let your team play?

    What is really to stop a team from just ignoring the salary cap?

  2. I believe next year is the 4th year of cba (could be 3rd, my mind is foggy right now) either way, there should be a solid jump next year. I thought at the end of preseason it would jump close 130M. So this rumor is getting close to that number.

  3. kd75 says: Dec 12, 2013 2:18 PM

    What is the actual punishment for being over the cap? A luxury tax? Draft pick forfeiture? Or they just don’t let your team play?

    What is really to stop a team from just ignoring the salary cap?

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    The league has to approve all contracts. If a team signs a player that puts them over the cap, the contract is simply denied.

  4. kd75 says: Dec 12, 2013 2:18 PM

    What is the actual punishment for being over the cap? A luxury tax? Draft pick forfeiture? Or they just don’t let your team play?

    What is really to stop a team from just ignoring the salary cap?

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    They start voiding contracts starting with the most recent and work their way back, until the team is under the cap.

  5. So, on average, that means that teams can add a couple of marginal players to their rosters. Whoopee!!!

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