The NBA’s new collective bargaining agreement was designed to put pressure on teams like the Boston Celtics. who will begin feeling the pinch as soon as this offseason. Per HoopsHype’s Yossi Gozlan, the Celtics will come in at roughly $4 million over the tax and $11 million below the second tax apron, the supertax. This figure only counts the 13 players the team already have under contract next season, and could see Boston above that second apron should they sign Grant Williams to a new deal.
Such a move would bring a number of limitations on what clubs like Boston can do to build their team. This includes no more cap exceptions save the veteran’s minimum, no access to buyout players and no ability to take on more than 110% of the money they send out in trades.
If Williams slides in under that amount, Boston may be able to retain him without additional moves. Otherwise, the team will need to explore moving other players for less money coming back.
All of them have their own, considerable risks. https://t.co/IdiB85aK9n
— The Celtics Wire (@TheCelticsWire) June 1, 2023
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