As always, have a few head scratchers that I would like scratched.
1) Spurs cut a player in off-season, before FA opens: Joe Schmo remaining contract: $2m next year(92-93), $2.2m following year(93-94)
I understand that money is still on the Spurs cap until he is on another team....but.....How does it work for this player in FA? Are teams bidding for his CURRENT CONTRACT shown above? Or are all teams bidding freelance for his services, and can INCREASE what is shown, but cannot bid under the contract he has in place when cut?
2) Hypothetically, Spurs work off-season so that they have 5 players at 11,615,393 per year a piece, totaling just $1 under the HARD CAP. Since the game isn't available to function without a team under 12 players, per the instructions: 2. The team needs to fill its roster. In that case, it can sign players for one-year minimum deals until a complete 12-player roster is filled. So, this means I can sign ANY FA player to min contracts from the different tiers? ($500k, $750k, $1m based on exp) So in essence, I can sign seven $1m vets (usually there is quality in our FA pool), and my team suffers NO OTHER PENALTIES? I would think I am breaching a loophole, and since I screwed up, my seven players on bench have to be 'fake fake' as a penalty...or some other punishment?
1. It happened two or three offseasons ago but with the old forum going down that was lost. The player becomes a "normal" free agent with the restriction that the deal offered has to be at least for the amount of previous contract. So if he was meant to earn $2,000,000 in 92-93, any offer he receives will have to be for at least that value.
2. Yes, any minimum deal is valid.
ATLANTA HAWKS 1996/97
PG: Muggsy Bogues SG: Darrell Armstrong SF: Kendall Gill PF: Charles Barkley C : Dean Garrett