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Larry Coon is author of the NBA Salary Cap FAQ and he joins James Ham and Jonathan Santiago to break down aspects of the new deal in today's Cowbell Kingdom Podcast. Highlights
- On the new amnesty rule: "I think this is cool. I think one of the things the league needs more of is silent auctions and that's what they got here."
- Today is the day B-List issues in the new CBA are being addressed. What's Coon's take on one of those minor issues - the draft age limit? I was thinking that the age limit was something the players would use as a trade chip. They would say: "Alright, you want the higher age limit? We'll give it to you as long you give us something else here, " and I think that's something that might happen when they start talking about it.
- What does this new CBA mean for free agents and the NBA trade market today? "For a team like the Kings, I think restricted free agents are going to be more in play because they shortened the matching period for the original team from seven days to three days. Now other teams aren't going to be tying up their salary so much and they're going to be more willing to go after other team's players."
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Kings.com provides video of the media session after the jump. But before that, here are a few highlights.
- Garcia said he kept in touch with his teammates during the lockout. He said he believes Tyreke Evans and Jason Thompson will be back in Sacramento on Monday and thinks DeMarcus Cousins will be back Tuesday. Garcia also spoke to Samuel Dalembert today and would like to see the Haitian center back in a Kings uniform this year.
- Garcia was in the Dominican Republic for most of the lockout. He did attend one the union meetings in New York.
- Garcia on being the first King to return. "It's been a long time. Actually, it feels like a couple years since we've been back."
2011-12 version of the Sacramento Kings tip-off in Oakland for a match-up against the Golden state Warriors. &... More
2011/writers/sam_amick/11/26/tentative.deal/index.html" target="_blank">has landed the new tentative agreement. While many are focusing on the finer nuances of the BRI split and exceptions, Kings fans should be looking at two specific items. First and foremost, a new provision requires all teams spend a minimum of 85% of the $58-million cap. What does that mean Kings fans? The Maloof family must spend at least $49.3 million in salary this season. Why is this important? The Sacramento Kings currently have roughly $31.8 million in dedicated salary after signing rookie first round pick Jimmer Fredette. That leaves a whopping $17.5 million to spend on retaining restricted free agent Marcus Thornton, as well as signing second round picks Isaiah Thomas and Tyler Honeycutt. $17.5 is the MINIMUM. In total, the Kings are approximately $26.2 million under the salary cap. Now, here is something new and exciting for you CBA geeks out there. Yes, there is an amnesty clause which allows every team in the league to jettison one player off of their current roster without either luxury tax or salary cap implications. BUT, there is something new hiding in the proposal which might come in handy for the Sacramento Kings. ... More
Donté Greene this afternoon for his take on the tentative end of the NBA lockout. Thoughts on what's transpired over the last 24 hours? I'm happy, pleased. Looks like we have a fair deal in place. So just looking to get back out there and be playing and hanging with my teammates. Have you received any messages from the leadership of the dissolved players unions? Nah, no emails or phone calls quite yet. I don't think it's a done deal for sure. Nothing has been signed to my knowledge. But I believe they're happy with the agreement in place and probably are looking to sign and definitely going to sign. ... More
Jason Thompson and picked his brain earlier today on the good news. Your initial reaction to the news. It's a good relief that we're not unemployed and that we got our jobs back and what better day to start than on Christmas. They say it's tentative right now, but obviously it's good to have hope. It's going to be good to be around teammates and things like that (again). How did you first hear the news? I mean just like I was telling people. I heard it through ESPN and stuff like that. I was out to eat and then I just saw it on the news. ... More