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NBA salary cap rules are determined by taking a percentage of the previous years revenues.

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What was the first NBA salary cap?

According to, the NBA instituted a salary cap prior to the 1984-85 season. The salary cap that first year was $3.6 million. The salary cap for the 2007-08 season is $55.63 million.

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How much nba player make a year?

Depends on their salary cap

What is the salary cap for NBA teams?

$55.63 million for 2007-2008

What major league sport has a salary cap?

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What is the Larry Bird exemption?

The Larry Bird exemption is the the exemption given to an NBA team to exceed their Salary Cap in order to accomodate the increase of salary of a superstar player, which will be determined by the NBA

Can the MLE be used every year in the NBA?

A team is allowed to sign one player to a contract equal to the average NBA salary, even if the team is over the salary cap already, or if the signing would put them over the cap. This is known as the Mid-level exception (MLE). The MLE may be used on an individual free agent or split among multiple free agents, and is available to any team that exceeds the salary cap at the beginning of the offseason. The Mid-Level Exception for the 2008-09 NBA season was $5.585 million.[5] The MLE is $5.854 million for the 2009-10 NBA regular season.[6]

What is the difference between a soft salary cap and a hard salary cap?

Unlike the NFL and NHL, the NBA features a so-called "soft" cap, meaning that there are several significant exceptions that allow teams to exceed the salary cap to sign players. This is done to allow teams to keep their own players, which, in theory, fosters fan support in each individual city. By contrast, the NFL and NHL caps are considered "hard," meaning that they offer relatively few (if any) circumstances in which teams can exceed the salary cap.

How many draft in the NBA?

In the NBA draft there are 2 rounds, and each team gets one pick per round unless traded or forfeited for salary-cap issues. There are 30 teams, so there are 60 picks in the NBA draft.

Is the NFL a hard or soft cap salary?

hard salary cap

What is the salary cap?

A limit on how high a salary can be.

What is the NFL salary cap?

The salary cap for the 2007 season is set at $109 million. Click on the related link for the salary cap status of all 32 teams.