"Viper. I like Boa constrictor, too. But viper is the best meat I've ever had. It tastes like fish and chicken combined. It's very good." - Luc Mbah A Moute, when asked to name his favourite food.

 

2013 First Round Draft Picks Cap Holds

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2013-14 NBA Rookie Scale
Pick
1st year
2nd year
3rd year
4th year increase
Qualifying offer increase
1st
$4,436,900
$4,636,600
$4,836,300
26.1%
30.0%
2nd
$3,969,800
$4,148,500
$4,327,100
26.2%
30.5%
3rd
$3,565,000
$3,725,400
$3,885,800
26.4%
31.2%
4th
$3,214,200
$3,358,800
$3,503,500
26.5%
31.9%
5th
$2,910,600
$3,014,600
$3,172,600
26.7%
32.6%
6th
$2,643,600
$2,762,600
$2,881,500
26.8%
33.4%
7th
$2,413,300
$2,521,900
$2,630,500
27.0%
34.1%
8th
$2,210,900
$2,310,400
$2,409,800
27.2%
34.8%
9th
$2,032,300
$2,123,800
$2,215,200
27.4%
35.5%
10th
$1,930,600
$2,017,500
$2,104,300
27.5%
36.2%
11th
$1,834,100
$1,916,700
$1,999,200
32.7%
36.9%
12th
$1,742,400
$1,820,800
$1,899,200
37.8%
37.6%
13th
$1,655,300
$1,729,800
$1,804,300
42.9%
38.3%
14th
$1,572,600
$1,643,300
$1,714,100
48.1%
39.1%
15th
$1,493,800
$1,561,000
$1,628,300
53.3%
39.8%
16th
$1,419,200
$1,483,100
$1,546,900
53.4%
40.5%
17th
$1,348,200
$1,408,900
$1,469,500
53.6%
41.2%
18th
$1,280,800
$1,338,400
$1,396,100
53.8%
41.9%
19th
$1,223,200
$1,278,200
$1,333,200
54.0%
42.6%
20th
$1,174,200
$1,227,000
$1,279,900
54.2%
43.3%
21st
$1,127,200
$1,177,900
$1,228,700
59.3%
44.1%
22nd
$1,082,200
$1,130,900
$1,179,600
64.5%
44.8%
23rd
$1,038,900
$1,085,700
$1,132,400
69.7%
45.5%
24th
$997,300
$1,042,200
$1,087,100
74.9%
46.2%
25th
$957,500
$1,000,600
$1,043,700
80.1%
46.9%
26th
$925,700
$967,400
$1,000,900
80.3%
47.6%
27th
$899,000
$939,500
$979,900
80.4%
48.3%
28th
$893,500
$933,700
$973,900
80.5%
49.0%
29th
$887,000
$926,900
$966,800
80.5%
50.0%
30th
$880,600
$920,200
$959,800
80.5%
50.0%
2012 -13 NBA Rookie Scale
Pick
1st year
2nd year
3rd year
4th year increase
Qualifying offer increase
1st
$4,286,900
$4,479,800
$4,672,200
26.1%
30.0%
2nd
$3,835,600
$4,008,200
$4,180,800
26.2%
30.5%
3rd
$3,444,400
$3,599,400
$3,754,400
26.4%
31.2%
4th
$3,105,500
$3,245,200
$3,385,000
26.5%
31.9%
5th
$2,812,200
$2,938,700
$3,065,300
26.7%
32.6%
6th
$2,554,200
$2,669,100
$2,784,100
26.8%
33.4%
7th
$2,331,700
$2,436,600
$2,541,600
27.0%
34.1%
8th
$2,136,100
$2,232,200
$2,328,300
27.2%
34.8%
9th
$1,963,600
$2,052,000
$2,140,300
27.4%
35.5%
10th
$1,865,300
$1,949,200
$2,033,200
27.5%
36.2%
11th
$1,772,100
$1,851,800
$1,931,600
32.7%
36.9%
12th
$1,683,500
$1,759,300
$1,835,000
37.8%
37.6%
13th
$1,599,300
$1,671,300
$1,743,200
42.9%
38.3%
14th
$1,519,400
$1,587,800
$1,656,100
48.1%
39.1%
15th
$1,443,300
$1,508,200
$1,573,200
53.3%
39.8%
16th
$1,371,200
$1,432,900
$1,494,600
53.4%
40.5%
17th
$1,302,600
$1,361,200
$1,419,800
53.6%
41.2%
18th
$1,237,500
$1,293,200
$1,348,900
53.8%
41.9%
19th
$1,181,800
$1,235,000
$1,288,200
54.0%
42.6%
20th
$1,134,500
$1,185,600
$1,236,600
54.2%
43.3%
21st
$1,089,100
$1,138,100
$1,187,100
59.3%
44.1%
22nd
$1,045,600
$1,092,700
$1,139,700
64.5%
44.8%
23rd
$1,003,800
$1,049,000
$1,094,100
69.7%
45.5%
24th
$963,600
$1,007,000
$1,050,300
74.9%
46.2%
25th
$925,100
$966,700
$1,008,400
80.1%
46.9%
26th
$894,400
$934,600
$974,900
80.3%
47.6%
27th
$868,600
$907,700
$946,800
80.4%
48.3%
28th
$863,300
$902,100
$941,000
80.5%
49.0%
29th
$857,000
$895,600
$934,100
80.5%
50.0%
30th
$850,800
$889,100
$924,400
80.5%
50.0%


This is the rookie salary scale for the 2013/14 and 2012/13 NBA seasons. The players drafted in the first round have to be signed to within 80% to 120% of the salaries listed above. That rule is inflexible. In practice, it is almost always 120%, with but the rarest of exceptions. See this long winded thing for more details.

Their only alternative is to not sign at all. However, if they do not sign, the team is still charged 100% of the rookie scale to their cap number, i.e. the figures listed above. This hold is also active before teams sign their first rounders, to prevent teams with cap space from signing other guys first with the cap space that would be created without a cap hold. The only way to avoid the cap hold is to renounce (i.e. disown) the player, which would mean that you just wasted a draft pick.


 


2014/15 max salary cap figure: $63,065,000
2014/15 min salary cap figure: $56,758,500
2014/15 luxury tax threshold: $76,829,000

2014/15 Mid Level Exception figure: $5,305,000
2014/15 Mid Level Exception figure, tax payers: $3,278,000
2014/15 Mid Level Exception figure, cap roomers: $2,732,000

2014/15 maximum player salary, 0-6 years service: $14,746,000
2014/15 maximum player salary, 7-9 years service: $17,695,200
2014/15 maximum player salary, 10+ years service: $20,644,400
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