Originally Posted by BØBØ
The BRI sets the cap not the other way around.
If the split is 50 50 it doesn't matter how much the owners spend or don't spend the players still get 50% of the BRI
As a simplified example if the total BRI is 4 billion the owners promise to spend 2 billion or 50% on the players if they doesn't and spend only 1.5 billion at the end of the season the players union gets a check for 500 million. If the owners spend more than 2 billion on players salaries the players don't get the 8% of their salaries that were held held in escrow
The point is with an NFL type system, the Knicks and Lakers can pick and choose when they want to bid on big time free agents.