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As teams wait to see the details of the new CBA, there are two provisions in particular that figure to have a lot of influence on whether the Hawks pay the luxury tax.
The most important consideration for the Hawks is the amount of the cash distribution non-taxpaying teams can expect to receive under the new CBA. Under the previous CBA, non-tax teams shared in 1/30th of the total tax pool. Last season the share came out to $2.4 million per team, meaning non-tax teams made out by not paying the tax and also getting that distribution.
The distribution is not expected to be as generous under the new CBA, according to cap expert Larry Coon:
2011 CBA: No more than 50 percent of the tax funds can go exclusively to teams that did not pay tax. . . .
However, while the new agreement stipulates that no more than 50 percent of the tax funds can go exclusively to teams that did not pay tax, it doesn’t specify what happens to the other 50 percent. It is possible the remaining tax money
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Teams can begin talking to their own players and free agents today. It’s quickly become clear that, as expected, Jamal will find a robust market for his services.
Indiana, New Jersey, Chicago, Orlando, Portland, New Orleans and Phoenix have expressed interest in him. Among those teams, at least Indiana, New Jersey, Chicago and Orlando have inquired about a sign-and-trade with the...
For those of you that do not know, former Atlanta Hawks guard Spud Webb has decided to get on board with this idea by Rick's Cabaret in New York City in creating a stripper basketball league.Below is the press release of Webb being named the head coach for the Rick's Cabaret basketball team:Rick’s Cabaret introduced Webb to the media at a news conference at the New York...
Apparently his agent listed Minnesota as one of the teams that are seriously in the mix for his services. He see's Minny as an up and coming team. On paper he seems like a nice fit, verteran two guard that can provide some offense.
The Hawks released their schedule. I looked at it and wrote some things down, which I now will share with you.
(Edit: NBAstuffer.com has a rest-day analysis for each team.)
There are two four-game home stands and one five-game home stand, with the latter ending the season. That means Atlanta plays 39 percent of its home games during an extended stay in Atlanta.
Previously: Kirk Hinrich, Jeff Teague, Marvin Williams, Jason Collins, Jamal Crawford, Joe Johnson, Josh Smith, Al Horford, Rick Sund, Larry DrewQuite predictably, Josh Powell was a complete disaster, needing only 653 minute of court time to turn the team's point differential from positive (+50 when Powell didn't play) to negative (-117 when Powell was on the court).In...
Today at Philips Jeff Teague pulled up for a 3-pointer but Marvin Williams reached up and got a piece of the ball as it left Teague’s hand.
As Teague ran to collect the ball, he told Marvin: “I’m not used to you being that tall.”
Teague was joking, but not really. Marvin’s posture really did look more upright than usual. He appeared to move more fluidly.
And, most importantly...
John Hollinger's player profiles for the Atlanta Hawks (Insider) are officially up today. For those of you without Insider access, today's 5-on-5 is all about the Hawks.