You must not have read the link I put on my post. It plainly said the team would not get penalized with the tax. The penalty would be not having the money to pursue free agents with anything more than just the exceptions.<quoted text>
If the Magic could sign Dooling and stay under the cap, they wouldn't need his Bird rights. It's the Bird rights that allow them to exceed the cap. Yes, that makes it a soft cap. The mid-level and veterans exceptions also allow a team to exceed the cap. But, and read this carefully, any team whose payroll exceeds the cap will pay a dollar for dollar penalty and will lose their share of the pool of penalty dollars collected from other teams. There is no other way to avoid the luxury tax than to stay under the cap.
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#122 Jul 9, 2008
#123 Jul 9, 2008
Okay, if you want to get technical, there are two caps. the NBA just released the numbers for the upcoming season. The salary cap is $58.68 million. With the contracts of Howard, Lewis, Nelson and the others, the Magic are already over that one. So you are right about having to use exceptions to add contracts. But, there is another cap. It is called the luxury tax threshhold. It is now set at $71.15 million. That's what the Magic are trying to stay under in signing Dooling and filling out the last two spots on the roster. There are NO EXCEPTIONS for going over it. If a team does, they will pay the luxury tax no matter what exceptions or rights they used to get there. Are we clear now? This is what Otis is working against.
#124 Jul 9, 2008
For you budding capologists out there, here is the Magic payroll for the upcoming season, not including Pietrus:
Rashard Lewis $17,238,000
Dwight Howard $13,041,250
Hidayet Turkoglu $6,864,200
Tony Battie $5,746,000
Jameer Nelson $5,555,555
Brian Cook $3,500,000
Keith Bogans $2,911,600
JJ Redick $2,139,720
Courtney Lee $1,176,240
James Augustine $700,000
Marcin Gortat $711,517
#125 Jul 9, 2008
your right,,my bad,,I need to go back to valencia and get edumacated..I stand corrected.
#126 Jul 10, 2008
Dear Mr. DeVos:
Thanks for the list. It makes our job here a LOT easier. We're still going to audit Amway next month, though.
Oh, and as far as that Lewis guy is concerned: perhaps you should consider paying him by the basket, instead of the basketful as you are now.
“Hate is a four letter word!”
Since: Dec 07
#127 Jul 10, 2008
PG the Magic are very thin considering they have Nelson and trying to back him up with J.Williams.
Not a strong cast there.
PF/C Magic didn't add anything there in the draft and the only ones available now are the scrubs and don't tell me that Battie will make that much of a difference considering that in SVG's system Battie is just not going to run up and down the court.
SF Thank God for Hedo, Lewis would be better playing here, but because of not getting a PF/C in the draft or a good one in free agency Lewis will again be playing PF what a waste.
SG Bogans backup, Pietrus also a backup, Lee rookie, Redick don't know since SVG doesn't use him.
All of the teams in the Southeast alone improved in this draft except Atlanta since they didn't have a draft pick. Yet Atlanta was showing improvement at the end of the season and made the playoffs just ask the Celtics how much Atlanta improved.
Free agency and trades have helped everyone except the Magic who added yet another backup SG.
Your right picking the Magic to finish 5th was incorrect in fact after checking everyone else and how they have improved the Magic have a better chance of finishing 6th not 5th in the East thank you for pointing that out to me.
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