Larry Coon, an NBA salary cap expert and ESPN.com contributor, said the exception Utah acquired via Okurís trade will initially count toward the teamís 2011-12 cap level. The Tribune reported last week the Jazz are expected to enter the season with a team payroll of about $64 million to $66 million, placing the franchise above the $58 million cap but below the $70 million luxury tax. The Jazz recently used part of their mid-level exception to sign Howard, adding depth at small forward.
Anyone know what this means? Initially? When doesn't it count? They have 4 to 6 mill before they pay tax? I'm sure we won't ever see them paying tax again under the new rules.