New CBA has minimum payroll at $49M and the cap at $58M, or close to that correct? And I've heard reports that under the CBA revenue sharing for a small market team, like the Kings, could expect to receive $10-15M in "free money". So if the Kings are getting that $10-15M, for free, where exactly is it going?
I only ask this because after signing Robinson, and before signing FA, we are around $47M, According to hoopshype, our total payroll was $48.3m last year. So all that being said, why exactly.... if we are $11M under the cap, the Maloofs have tremendous personal wealth, AND we are getting $10-15M in free money.... is a young developing team, in need of every asset it can get its hands on, selling 2nd round picks?!?
Does this $10-15M HAVE to be spent on salaries? Or is this revenue sharing just going to be considered the Maloofs yearly bonus? We SHOULD have no problem signing JT, AND another FA named Batum, collectively, for $15-17M/yr with the tremendous wealth and the free $15M. We could, and should, be pretty pretty damn competitive with those two players rostered, and fans in turn would pay to see this young competitive team fight for a #6-8 playoff seed, just about every night.
But after selling our second round pick for $_____?? I'm getting the impression we can except the same ho hum FA signings as last year... another PF at $5-6M a year, and not reach the salary cap. So is it safe to say the revenue sharing will just be pocketed, and fans told "we had to do it to break even... or, it was either that or raise ticket prices"? Instead of the sensible alternative of spend it on the team, make the team better, increase the amount of tickets sold, maybe host a few playoff games, and increase the value of the team. How will this revenue sharing work?
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