if this information is true - it paints a terrible picture for the players so i can see why it was leaked today. It clearly shows that the owners are taking the idea of leveling the playing field for small markets seriously. this type of system is a huge win for a club like sacramento. the lakers will still spend no doubt - but they won't be able to spend like they have before. if the players truly wanted 'let us play' and this hard cap is keeping them from making a deal they look like complete fools. no longer will they be able to use the 'big markets' to play off of to get higher salaries from small markets. this type of system promotes parity and the fans of small market teams should be getting behind this.