David Stern, NBA Commissioner exposed that owners have moved off their persistence on a tough salary cap saying it reflects a “desire to go as far as we can to avoid a lockout.” But players do not see it that way.
Therefore, it shows the cap system stays as the largest obstruction to a latest collective bargaining contract prior to the June 30 deadline.
The league has planned a “flex cap” in which teams would aim a uniform dollar amount to use, but would be allowed to go beyond up to an undetermined stage. Players disagree it’s still a hard cap, for the reason that the ceiling ultimately would get hold, Stern said.
According to Stern the average player salary would be around $5 million and deputy commissioner Adam Silver said the objective would an ultimate50-50 split of basketball incomes. The players presently are guaranteed 57%.