Manu Fieldel
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NBL salary cap

I'd like to get total clarity on this issue. Haven't even bothered to Google search news reports about this because NBL reporting isn't super in-depth and the league is often coy (be it sneaky behaviour or general communications being crap), but what is the current salary cap situation?

Is there a cap at all? Is there a hard/soft cap, are teams being taxed for spending a lot?

Refereeing and all the complaining we do on a weekly basis pales in comparison to the salary cap situation. Is the NBL on track to tilt the playing field or is it going the other way?

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Soft cap, tax appears more conceptual than reality, Although LK appears to have assisted financially poorer clubs

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Read all the other numerous topics on the same subject year after year on these Boards

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There is no salary cap...teams can pay what they afford

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OP = butthurt small market club fan?

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Be nice if the league actually came out and told us fans what the case is. Leaving the soft cap info out there while it's not actually active is BS

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Yes, there is a soft cap, it goes up (or down) each year depending on how much was spent in the previous year.
Yes, teams are being taxed for spending over that soft cap.
Yes, that tax is being redistributed to help the teams not able to (or not willing to) spend to the cap.

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What's the minimum cap that has to be spent now? Is it 1.1 million?????

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There is no cap but the nbl pretend there is. How else do you explain Sydney's roster

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Pretty sure is is $1.1mill.

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Melbourne Boy  
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If the cap is $1.1mil, Sydney have 6-7 players who are paying to play.

The NBLs version of a soft cap, where if you spend over it was supposed to go to the poorer clubs, people thought that meant those clubs could spend more on players but LK actually just spends the money for them on marketing and promotion... at least that's the story.

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That's your story. Nothing more. Does it really matter? LK runs it and what ever LK wants he gets. Simple really. LK or no NBL.

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Melbourne Boy  
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I didn't say LK was wrong, just a bit more transparency would be good, may even increase the underdog support.

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