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NBA AM: Lakers Creative with Yi Jianlian Contract

basketballinsiders.com — On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Lakers finally signed the second overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, inking forward Brandon Ingram to a $23.8 million rookie-scale contract. Ingram was the last of his class to sign with a team, outside of the players who will spend at least a year overseas like Guerschon Yabusele (16th) and Ante Zizic (23rd) - both drafted by the Boston Celtics.

$19.5 Million in Cash Swapped in 2015-16

basketballinsiders.com — Prior to the NBA's 2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement, teams could send up to $3 million in cash out in trade multiple times a season. To level the playing field, limiting higher-budget franchises, teams are separately capped in the amount of money they can both send out and receive over the course of a season (from July 1 to June 30).

Deadlines Ahead for NBA Teams

basketballinsiders.com — Please enable Javascript to watch this video August is traditionally a vacation month for NBA teams. Outside of last week's schedule release, a few late free agent signings and Team USA playing in Rio, the league is relatively quiet.

NBA Rosters Nearly Full

basketballinsiders.com — During the offseason, NBA teams can carry as many as 20 players on their rosters, but by opening night each will need to get down to a maximum of 15. Teams are obligated to have at least 13 players on their roster, meaning the season will start with 390 to 450 players under contract.

Remaining Cap Space Teams and Projecting Summer 2017

basketballinsiders.com — Please enable Javascript to watch this video With July nearing an end, most NBA teams have reached the $94,143,000 salary cap. A few never went under, including the Los Angeles Clippers, Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors. Most of the top free agents are off the market, although technically LeBron James has yet to re-sign with the Cavaliers.

Understanding Harden’s Restructured Contract

basketballinsiders.com — Please enable Javascript to watch this video On July 9, the Houston Rockets took advantage of one of the many quirks of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, renegotiating and extending the contract of All-Star guard James Harden.

Most Creative NBA Deals So Far

basketballinsiders.com — Please enable Javascript to watch this video The initial barrage of free agency is complete. While a few stragglers remain, most of the impact free agents are off the board. LeBron James has yet to re-sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers, but that's presumed to be fait accompli.

NBA Lowers 2017-18 Cap Projection to $102 Million

basketballinsiders.com — Please enable Javascript to watch this video The NBA's salary cap projection for the 2017-18 season has dropped from $107 million to $102 million. In a memo distributed to all 30 teams, which was obtained by Basketball Insiders, the NBA credits a "substantial increase in projected player spending for 2016-17" that will reduce the league's projected shortfall to the players to $200 million.

Running Best/Worst Case 2016-17 NBA Cap Projections

basketballinsiders.com — Please enable Javascript to watch this video The NBA set the salary cap for the 2016-17 at $94,143,000. Free agency began on July 1 - although teams can sign players as of July 7, after the league's annual moratorium.

NBA To Pay $366.7 Million to Players

basketballinsiders.com — Please enable Javascript to watch this video On Saturday, the NBA set the salary cap for the 2016-17 season at a record $94,143,000 - up from last season's $70,000,0000. In a memo sent out to the 30 teams, which was obtained by Basketball Insiders, the league also set the three tiers of maximum salaries.
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