MoP has heard that this Cap is a little shaky and teams are supposed to spend within about 10% of the cap minimum. No matter how cheap an owner wants to be they must pay a certain amount in team salary the way I understand it.Vita Bea restructured.
TB and the Saints gearing up?
And then there is a 3 year band where they have to be above or below by a certain number.
Cap is $200M for arguments sake. Team spends $185M Year 1, $202M Year 2, $205M Year 3 and during that 3 year period they spent less than $600M...maybe I'm way off in this but I thought they had some wiggle in there over a season or two because they never hit it exactly on the number they are allowed.
I found this on B/R
For the 2013 season, the cap for each team is set at $123 million. This means that no team can spend more than that amount of money against the cap (although we will talk later about what counts against the cap and what doesn’t). Teams must be in compliance with the cap by no later than the first day of the league year.
There is also a minimum salary under the new CBA. The salary floor for each team is 89 percent of the cap. For 2013, this means that each team must be over $109.47 million.
Along with a team minimum salary, the league itself must spend 95 percent of the cap in 2013. This means that all teams combined must average 95 percent of the cap or higher. If the league fails to meet this mark, they must pay the remaining amount needed directly to players.