Originally Posted by pts9889
newf- If the Hawks pick Hossa how much of the contract do they have to pay out? I know with the NBA, the team has to pay the entire contract of the player. If it's the total amount, do you see any way the Hawks pay that much money for Hossa? Last year, I was happy when Hawks traded Campbell but they didn't replace his contract. Granted, they were paying Olesz and Huet but they were roughly 4 m under the cap last year.
And you're right that Hossa might not retire at 38 but he would be desirable to a team trying to get to the salary cap floor with his 5.2 M sal cap hit but a 1 M salary.
Two thirds of the remaining salary has been standard so far, one third if the player is under 25 or something like that, but I think we've only had one or two buyouts like that so far (Bobby Butler if I'm not mistaken). No word on if that would be different with these compliance buyouts, so I will assume that it's still the same thing. What WOULD be different is how they count against the caps. A normal buyout would have a calculation on how much the cap savings would be, I don't remember exactly, but we can ignore all that since the compliance buyouts wouldn't count against the cap at all.