Salary plan will help, hurt these teams
Proposed changes to cap and floor would liberate some to spend but squeeze others
One of the issues that helped bring the players closer to the owners in labor discussions was changing the amount of money teams must spend during a season.
In the now-expired collective bargaining agreement, teams were required to invest about 86 percent of their salary cap in cap dollars. That was called the payroll floor in the old CBA. A few teams created phony incentives that they never planned to pay just to get over the payroll floor and then pocketed the unspent money.
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