The Golden State Warriors' Cap Space Situation

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May 20, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors co-owners Joe Lacob (left) and Peter Guber (right) watch as Steve Kerr (not pictured) addresses the media in a press conference after being introduced as the new head coach for the Warriors at the Warriors Practice Facility. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

A common theme this offseason (other than increasing speculation regarding players returning home to play — thanks, LeBron) has been the expiration of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement in two years’ time.

The TV deal expires then, and there is speculation surrounding the league that a new lucrative deal will be negotiated.

If that is true, we will all see a big rise in the salary cap. This has created a ripple effect around the league, with players like LeBron James and Lance Stephenson signing for shorter 2 year contracts, and teams preferring to sign players to shorter 2 year deals to preserve their cap space for when the cap rises.

No one knows how much the deal is going to be worth, or how much the cap will rise, which makes it all the harder to project the cap space each team will have.

That said, the cap is set for the next 2 years and I will lead everyone into the magical and confusing world that is the Warriors’ salary cap.

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