TheBaseballPage.com

New fiscal rules shape trade deadline-day maneuverings

 

Some trade deadline, huh?

Welcome to Adam Silver's Revenge.

The soon-to-be Commish was front and center during the lockout, as the league insisted that its owners were losing their metaphorical shirts under the old Collective Bargaining Agreement, and needed new mechanisms that would not only redistribute more revenues from the NBA's haves to its have nots, but would redistribute players as well. There would be no way for smaller markets to compete with their more well-heeled competitors if there was no disincentive to keep the big spenders from hoarding difference-making role players.

 

 

  • Dribbles: Faried takes a stand
  • Top O' The World, Ma!
  • Team of the Week
  • Team of the Weak
  • Nobody Asked Me, But ...
  • ... And Nobody Asked You, Either
  • MVP Watch
  • By The Numbers
  • I'm Feelin' ...
  • Not Feelin' ...
  • Q & A: Yao Ming
  • Tweet Of The Week
  • They Said It
  •  

    If the Lakers or Knicks not only could spend with impunity to acquire free agents or trade for superstars, but could also get a veteran or two for the stretch drive, went the argument, the league would never have any kind of competitive balance.

    So, the league not only pushed for a 50-50 split of revenues with the players, but also pushed for more onerous luxury tax payments for teams that consistently stayed over the threshold. You couldn't keep teams with deep pockets from spending over the tax line, but you could make it hurt more in the wallet. And so came the "repeater tax," and the elimination of sign-and-trade deals starting next season for teams more than $4 million over the luxury tax line, which is at $70.3 million this season.

    And, lo and behold, the biggest deal at the trade deadline in terms of names was Milwaukee -- small-market Milwaukee -- getting J.J. Redick from the Magic. (That's if you don't count the Rudy Gay deal to Toronto as a trade deadline deal, which it basically was. But even there, the major player in the three-team deal between Memphis, Detroit and Toronto wound up going north of the border, not to a high-profile outfit.)

     

    By Jocelynclive
    Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013

     

    More From Around the Web

    Sponsored Links

    This day in baseball history

    December 17

    • 1992

      On December 17, 1992, the Minnesota Twins sign hometown nati ...

    • 1975

      On December 17, 1975, Chicago White Sox owner Bill Veeck hir ...

    • 1935

      On December 17, 1935, the Boston Red Sox acquire future Hall ...

    More Baseball History

    Player Profile

    Davey Johnson

    2B, Baltimore Orioles

    Read Bio
    Hall of Fame

    Joe McGinnity

    OF, New York Giants

    Read Bio
    Season Profile

    1994 Boston Red Sox

    In January, the Red

    Read Bio
    Historical Figure

    Frank Farrell

    Frank Farrell and Bill Devery

    Read Bio
    Manager Profile

    Maury Wills

    Los Angeles Dodgers

    Read Bio
    Ballpark Profile

    Ames Field

    Ames Field was a multi-purpose

    Read Bio
    No votes yet
    Tagged:
    Cheap NBA Jersey, Wholesale NBA Jerseys, Authentic NBA Jersey

    Comments

      Be respectful, keep it clean.
    Login or register to post comments

    Stay Connected

    Share |

    Today's Poll

    Will Red Sox Repeat in 2014: