Originally Posted by daily
Old CBA used the same tax rate as they are using now so your post makes no sense. New tax system has not come into effect yet.
Makes perfect sense to me. Nobody knew two years ago what the new CBA would bring so teams were still over paying for players like Blake. The contract he has is what the market determined for him. He actually could've got more money elsewhere. There was a comparison made with players who signed a contract this year. Since teams know the implications of what will happen in the future they are being more conservative financially. The contracts that were mentioned are what the market dictated. It's really tough to compare the two years for signing people. Not to mention you'll see teams trying to get way under the cap for 2014 which all starts right now.....