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Published on November 14th, 2011 by Astramskas, David | 107 views

SUMMARY OF PRINCIPAL TERMS OF NBA’S  COLLECTIVE BARGAINING PROPOSAL GIVEN TO BILLY HUNTER FROM ADAM SILVER
(made on November 10, 2011)
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1. BRI Split
Players to elect one of two system options:
• Option 1:  Basketball Related Income (BRI) is split 50%/50% each season
between the players and teams.
• Option 2:  Same as Option 1, except in addition:
o Players receive a greater share of BRI to the extent BRI exceeds
projections, and a smaller share of BRI to the extent BRI falls short
of projections.  Specifically, the players’ share (i) will be increased
by 57% of incremental BRI in excess of projected BRI for each
season, and (ii) will be reduced by 57% of the amount by which
BRI falls short of projected BRI for each season; and
o The players’ resulting overall share of BRI in a season is no less
than 49% and no greater than 51%.
2. Salary Cap/Tax System
• System includes a Soft Salary Cap as under the 2005 CBA.
• Salary Cap and Tax levels set in relation to the projected escrow level
(escrow level equals 50% of BRI, less Benefits, divided by 30) in same
proportions as under the 2005 CBA.  Salary Cap and Tax levels in years
1 and 2 to be no less than their 2010-11 levels.
• Salary Cap Exceptions the same as under the 2005 CBA, except as
follows:
o Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception:  Set at $5M in years 1 and 2,
growing 3% annually thereafter; maximum contract length
alternates between 4 and 3 years; can be used every year.
o Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception:  Set at $3M in year 1, growing 3%
annually thereafter; maximum contract length of 3 years; can be
used every year.

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