One new feature on the Box and One is our NBA Salary Cap Sheets, which can be found on the top tab of our website. It links to a Google Spreadsheet that shows the team obligations and salary cap breakdown by year. With projections and a breakdown of tools available (exceptions, incoming & outgoing picks, and draft rights from past picks), it gives a fairly comprehensive view of each team's status without feeling too difficult to navigate.
The intention of these is not to mire every detail of the CBA and contract statuses, but to make this information digestible and available to fans looking to understand the most important of the cap mechanics.
Two pieces on the sheets to draw your attention to: the league-wide sheets and the "analysis" tabs under each team. Those league-wide sheets show how each team stacks up against each other, with cap space, luxury tax relation, future cap space and more.
The analysis tabs fill in the gaps that the numbers cannot illustrate. Mainly their goal is to paint a picture for where each team is and how they may try to navigate their circumstances moving forward. The goal is to look at those short-term and long-term decisions through a cap lens, but all analysis is also dependent on what goes down on the basketball court. That is, other than measuring by wins and losses, largely an opinion-driven exercise. Readers may disagree with optimism or pessimism shown, but those are reflected in our opinions of either the players on the roster, the team's management, the expected value of future picks and the financial flexibility that particular franchise has.
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