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|Chris OtL wrote:
Watching paint dry will be more exciting than trade deadline day. The salary cap has killed all the fun, and the multiple good trades which used to happen that day. Now it's all about matching money when you swap, not just getting the player who can help you down the stretch.Depends. Contracts are pro-rated over the six-month plus season, so if there's a $6 million guy, the team that gets him basically owes him a little over $1 million. That usually only applies to guys in the last year of a contract, but there are enough of those to make the deadline interesting.
The biggest trade casualty because of the cap is the November-December trades that used to be a big part of the game. Teams would get a quarter into the season and realize they needed something -- or just a shake-up -- and pull off a big deal. Those are scarce now because teams don't have room to maneuver under the cap. Instead, the big move is to fire the coach.