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LeBron and Melo Teammates in 2015-16?:

Stephen A Smith was misquoted. He explains what really could happen here. ^^

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Agree with everyone else saying they'd be done with the NBA if this happened. I hate the way the Heat control things now. I couldn't take it if Melo were added to the fold.

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Agree with everyone else saying they'd be done with the NBA if this happened. I hate the way the Heat control things now. I couldn't take it if Melo were added to the fold.

watch the video I posted. All this info you guys are talking about was misquoted

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watch the video I posted. All this info you guys are talking about was misquoted

 

where's the video?

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You cant go over the soft cap to sign free agents, thats like the only thing the soft cap does. Well that and gives you a smaller mid-level and makes trades more difficult. There is no way a hard cap would have stopped them from signing with Miami back in 2010 and theres no way it would stop this potential Melo signing.

In fact, the soft cap helps teams that build through the draft and make savvy trades by letting them keep players already on the team. Without the soft cap teams like the Thunder and Spurs would have a much harder time keeping their teams together (not that the Thunder care b/c their owner is cheap, but still)

There are tons of excepts to that.

I.E re-signing your own free agents (bird rights).

And I'm pretty sure you can go over the cap to sign free agents because that's exactly what Brooklyn did last year.

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I like the Heat and the idea of this just makes me shake my head.

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There are tons of excepts to that.

I.E re-signing your own free agents (bird rights).

And I'm pretty sure you can go over the cap to sign free agents because that's exactly what Brooklyn did last year.

 

But if you have bird rights on a player, that player still counts against the cap.

 

Lets say Lebron and Wade opt out of their contracts this summer- Miami doesnt just get a bunch of cap space right away.  Their bird rights still count against the cap (around the amount they were paid the previous season), so they cant go out and sign Melo then resign their own guys using bird rights.

 

The only way you can really get away with it is if you have a player just coming off his rookie deal who is about to get a big extension, then his bird rights number might be $10 million less than he will get on his next contract.

 

The only way you can sign free agents when you are over the cap is to use the mid-level exception, which is around $5 million or so (which I think gets cut in half if you are over the luxury tax).  Brooklyn didnt sign any big free agents last summer, they just traded for them or did a sign-and-trades for them.  Which is why Brooklyn is missing like 5 1st round picks over the next decade

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The NBA seems to sit back and enjoy this kind of stuff. I feel like they were really pleased when those guys went to Miami. They seem to love the PR whether it's good or bad. It's probably because the NBA fan is so different these days. These kids are loyal to players instead of teams that represent cities. 

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didn't see a link there.

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