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  1. How the NBA’s New TV Deal Could Blow Up the Salary Cap

    Zach Lowe

    This is a huge moment for the NBA and Adam Silver - perhaps an even bigger test than the Donald Sterling fiasco, though certainly not as viscerally interesting. It's a massive victory, of course. The NBA's current nat...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  2. The Third-Year Decision: What Will These NBA Teams Do With Their ...

    Zach Lowe

    These days, fewer and fewer NBA decisions are rubber-stamp jobs. Teams have become more careful on the fringes of the salary cap under the post-lockout collective bargaining agreement. That's especially true for the teams that need to be choosy ...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  3. Sorting Out the P.K. Subban Signing

    Sean McIndoe

    The NHL's summer vacation was interrupted over the weekend with a pair of bombshells from the ongoing P.K. Subban contract watch. First, Subban and the Canadiens actually went through a rare salary arbitration hearing Friday. Then, just hours be...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  4. ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Is on Hold While the Leads Nego...

    Zach Dionne

    The cast of CBS's The Big Bang Theory has once again arrived at a career checkpoint where enormous raises are essential for further high jinks to materialize. Their last...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  5. Let Them Eat Money: MLB Salary Dumping, the Precursor to the Prol...

    Michael Baumann

    Thursday is baseball's non-waiver trade deadline, and I couldn't be happier, because it means we can all stop talking about "eating salary." One of the big draws of sports fandom is the civic unity and shared identity...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  6. The Miami Heat and the NBA’s Double Standard of ‘Sacr...

    Zach Lowe

    In a time of hushed meetings and amorphous potential offers, the Rockets have transformed a thought exercise into a real thing by presenting Chris Bosh a concrete choice: take a pay cut to stay in Miami, or earn your full maximum salary over a four-y...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  7. Kyle Lowry Re-Signs With Toronto, While Indy Faces Some Tough Cho...

    Zach Lowe

    Sussing out the market for a specific player is always tough. Basically the entire NBA world thought Ben Gordon was a minimum-salary player, and a few team executives even suggested to me on Wednesday that Gordon should have had to earn his keep as a...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  8. Ryen Russillo’s NBA Draft Confidential: Real Scouts on Wigg...

    Ryen Russillo

    Why do teams tank? They have no choice. No league in pro sports makes franchise transformation as difficult as the NBA. Trade restrictions on salaries, the new sign-and-trade rules, and a flawed free-agency system are all factors in makin...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  9. The Power of the ‘Pretty Good’ Guys

    Zach Lowe

    The "pretty good" NBA veteran has taken a beating over the last half-decade. Owners crafted a new collective bargaining agreement that carries stricter controls on payrolls and player salaries. A harsh new luxury tax spooks everyone outsid...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  10. What the Earl Thomas Payday Says About Changing Values in the NFL...

    Robert Mays

    While everyone else was trying to figure out how the Saints fit Jairus Byrd under the salary cap with the massive deal they gave him last month, Earl Thomas was probably somewhere smiling. Last summer, after Byrd had been franchised and was looking f...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  11. Kentucky's NBA alumni are making a combined $73 million in s...

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    Blog | March 19, 2014
  12. The Money Pit

    Bill Barnwell

    While the football world has been transfixed by one of the more intriguing draft classes in recent memory, a crucial piece of news has flown under the radar: The NFL's hard salary cap is about to rise dramatically. If the reports are true &mdash...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  13. The Marc Gasol All-Stars

    Zach Lowe

    We're done with the NBA geek's midseason triathlon: the bleary-eyed madness of All-Star Weekend, the salary-cap gymnastics of the trade deadline, and the brain-bending MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. It's time to burn the pocket...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  14. The overhaul of the Toronto Raptors

    Zach Lowe

    A rare look inside the long, complex process of building a contender. Plus, 10 things to like (and not like) in the NBA.

    Story | Conversation | December 31, 2013
  15. The NFL All-Bargain Team

    Bill Barnwell

    It's not very easy for an NFL team to find a bargain in free agency. The vast majority of players who would be considered bargains on NFL rosters are guys who are still on their rookie deals, players whose salaries are artificially capped by the CBA....

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  16. Adam Sandler Was the Most Overpaid Actor of 2013, Sort of, If You...

    Zach Dionne

    Forbes gives celebrities numerous annual opportunities to stunt on the Jumbotron that is the Internet. The Most Overpaid Actors list is not one of these opportunities. This year's winner/loser is Adam Sandler, who Forbes says is "one of the few actor...

    Blog | December 11, 2013