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Should the NBA remove salary matching rule in trades?

Yes, we want more trades and less restrictions.
4 (30.8%)
No, it's fine as is.
8 (61.5%)
Maybe if ..... (see below).
1 (7.7%)

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Is salary matching trade rule silly?
« on: March 14, 2019, 10:57:34 AM »

Online Csfan1984

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Was wondering about this. If a team can go over the cap to retain players and there is a luxury plus repeater tax is it time to abandon salary matching on trades?

I feel getting rid of salary matching would help team's rebuild faster, manage budgets better and allow teams to improve roster make up. You also won't see salary dump trades to terrible teams that waste their cap on low tier players for mid 20s first. If a team is willing to pay a tax and have assets for a trade it should be allowed without salary matching IMO.

How do you guys feel about the salary matching rules?
Trade deadline mock team: Celtics,
Irving, Rozier, Wanna
Smart, Robinson, Dozier
Tatum, Morris, Semi
Griffin, Theis, Yab
Horford, Baynes, Williams

Re: Is salary matching trade rule silly?
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2019, 11:04:27 AM »

Offline rocknrollforyoursoul

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I think it's silly. A player's true on-court value doesn't always match the dollar amount of his contract, and it can be hard enough to make trades without needing to have the salaries line up. Trades should generally be about whether each team feels it's getting a good deal in terms of “talent out vs. talent in,” as is more often the case in baseball, which doesn't have this salary-matching rule.
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Re: Is salary matching trade rule silly?
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2019, 11:23:15 AM »

Offline MichiganAdam

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Unfortunately it would become just a way to circumnavigate the salary cap.  If they did this they would need to change the cap into a hard cap or a baseball like tax over threshold system.

Re: Is salary matching trade rule silly?
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2019, 11:46:38 AM »

Online liam

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You only have to match if you are at the cap, right? Teams below the cap can take on additional salary. It's just a matter of money management.

Re: Is salary matching trade rule silly?
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2019, 11:59:01 AM »

Offline slamtheking

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Unfortunately it would become just a way to circumnavigate the salary cap.  If they did this they would need to change the cap into a hard cap or a baseball like tax over threshold system.
agreed.  completely eliminating it would result in some ridiculous superteams.    needs to be some balance regarding what each team sends out. 

Re: Is salary matching trade rule silly?
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2019, 12:03:01 PM »

Offline bdm860

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I think the talent disparity between teams would become worse.  At least now players can't force themselves to teams that don't have or want to trade the necessary assets to acquire them.  I think one of the great equalizers is how teams often have to gut their teams to trade for a superstar.  Also helps the bargaining power of the team losing a player (if that player forces a trade) by requiring the other team to offer a certain dollar value back.

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Re: Is salary matching trade rule silly?
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2019, 12:06:52 PM »

Offline RPGenerate

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Only if a hard cap is implemented. Otherwise it would just create an even further divide between small market teams and big market teams.

 

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