Originally Posted by Kaylore
Rookie contract money is dolled out to teams after the fact based on their drafts. That's the "rookie cap" they mention every year.
Yet it all has to stay under our cap. The "dolled" out number is based on what was paid last year per slot in the draft, ( say number ten pock gets a 40 mil contract) this years gets that plus a kiss that is determined in the CBA as I understand it.
But is all has to fit under the cap. Or teams would have no reason to get better right away they could be in the top five for a few years load up on talent and then make a move. It woul come home to roost later than sooner but the top is the max we can spend on players. It includes salary, incentives, bounsus and prorated signing incentives.
It also covers those that go n IR throughout the year and all injury buyouts.