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|Posted: 01/26/21 2:18 pm ::: Building with 3 (or 4) max contracts
|Building with 3 (or 4) max contracts
Why every dollar matters even more for contenders under the new CBA
Ben Dull (Floor Game)
January 26, 2021
The 2021 salary cap of $1,339,000 is about 34 percent higher than it was in 2019, the final year of the prior CBA, at $996,100. However, the upper maximum is about 88 percent higher, and the lower maximum has risen by about 65 percent, again comparing the 2019 and 2021 league years.
Back in 2019, one max slot accounted for about 12 percent of the cap. Now, those max contracts will take up about 14.2 or 16.5 percent of the cap, respectively. Those changes begin to really affect teams when you add several max contracts together. Let’s take a look at a few examples.