As the late rapper Notorious B.I.G. famously proclaimed
, “Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems.”
With the trade deadline rapidly approaching on February 20th, that mantra continues to ring true, as contending and non-contending teams alike operate with their eyes as much to their check books as to their teams’ present and future roster needs.
Following a take-it-or-leave-it offer from the league, the dissolution of the players' union, the filing of a federal antitrust lawsuit, and a combined 480 lost games, the NBA owners and the Players’ Association agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA), which took effect in December 2011. Unable to negotiate a hard salary cap similar to those employed by the NFL and NHL, the owners were forced to settle for the next best thing under its “soft cap” - a more punitive luxury tax. Although owners fa You've reached the end of our free article preview.
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