In-season tournaments and salary cap updates
The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association have agreed on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) that will bring new dimensions to the sport itself and the players. This written legal document about the players and the NBA will address issues related to salaries, hours, and the rules and regulations.
As the new collective bargaining agreement takes its place in the basketball era, players expect a friendly approach to their sporting profession.
So let’s take a look at some of the key parts of the new CBA, including the NBA In-Season Tournament and salary cap adjustments.
NBA in-season tournament is a reality
For years there have been discussions, arguments and counter-arguments over the issue of in-season tournaments finally becoming a reality with the new NBA CBA.
In 2019 NBA Commissioner Adam Silver spoke out in favor of introducing the system and since then endless talks have been going on and it is finally happening.
What is the NBA In-Season Tournament?
In this new process, 30 NBA teams will take part in the game and at the end of each tournament there will be one winner among them. A total of eight teams make it to the single elimination round after multiple pool play matches.
Of these eight teams, they march towards the single-elimination rounds; the other twenty-two are preparing for their regular games.
Only two make it to the finals and fight for the ultimate champion trophy. And this is how the process will go.
When is the NBA In-Season Tournament?
Pool games will take place first, which is expected to start in November this year, and the other games will take place afterwards.
Additionally, the 2023-2024 NBA regular season begins this October.
The NBA In-Season Tournament is upon us. I’m pumped for this. Single elimination is awesome. It will bring more meaning than ever to the games early in the season. pic.twitter.com/SJlTBevp54
— Kevin O’Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA) April 1, 2023
Salary cap regulations
Over the years, the salary cap for NBA players had shifted dramatically. It allowed some players to enjoy the benefits of a salary cap jump from one season to the next.
Therefore, in order to make the entire path of the transition peaceful, the new CBA is focused on sustaining the huge jump in salary from one season to the next that will eventually come into effect through the upcoming TV deal.
Sources: The NBA and NBPA have imposed a salary cap smoothing of up to 10 percent through this new CBA to avoid the cap hike that came with the previous TV deal that rocked free agency. The league will finalize a new media rights deal beginning in 2025. https://t.co/gDlWNIi0UA
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) April 2, 2023
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