If you trade a player to a team, does that team that traded a player get that much money back in cap space.
example, if the Cavs traded Lebron James to another team, would the Cavs have $21 million ( or how ever much Lebron makes a year) in cap space after that?
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cleveland has 80 mill in salaries (including lebron's 20 mill) and say the salary cap is 70 million
now say they trade lebron to team B that has salaries of 40 million for their draft picks for the next 10 years.
Cleveland would then have 60 million in salaries and thus be 10 million under the cap, and would have 10 million in cap space.
Team B would also have 60 million in salaries and also be 10 million under the cap and have 10 million in cap space.
Team B can only make that trade if, after the trade, they are still under the salary cap. If, with Lebron's contract, they would be OVER the salary cap, they would need to include player's with contracts to bring the outcome to being under the salary cap.
so for the previous example: say Team B has 55 million of salaries already. Then, with the addition of LeBron's contract they would have 75 million after the trade (which is over the cap of 70 million) they would need to trade cleveland salaries worth the 5+ million back (75-70) so that they would be at or below the salary cap after the trade.
make any sense?
the final problem would be if both had salaries of 100 million before the trade. now, Team B would to send back contracts worth lebron's salary plus or minus 25%... So Team B would have to trade back salaries worth 15-25 million dollars (20 mill + or - .25(20)) for the trade to go through (even though they wouldn't be under the cap after the trade.
no if u trade the players coming back would have to have at least a minimum difference of 100k and 25% (or something) in salary so you must be taking on the same salary as your giving out
you don't have to take back the same salary if the team receiving the bigger aggregate contract (total for the trade) will be under the cap after the trade... so if a team like the pistons is 25 million under the cap, they can receive salary up to that 25 million and give no salary back (ie: draft pick)
that's why the pistons are trying to trade amir johnson to the thunder... because the thunder are one of the few teams that can accept salary without having to give up any salary in return.