Title: Murphy Mailbag: Primer follow-ups, cap clarifications, offseason scenarios and more
Date: June 28, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I opened the mailbag to clarify key points from my free agency/salary cap primer week and looked at some Raptors offseason scenarios..
By my own doing, the Toronto Raptors’ championship now feels pretty far in the rearview. It’s not, obviously, but the NBA calendar necessitated a quick pivot to forward-looking analysis, leaving little time to soak in the afterglow (let alone the champagne baths certain players have been providing across the globe and at certain Toronto night clubs as the celebrations roll on).
This week has been heavy on salary cap explanations and offseason scenarios, and I appreciate you following along and understand if it’s been a bit much and eyes have grown glossy. That’s why, to wrap up Free Agency Primer Week, we’re closing out with a mailbag to clarify anything that was unclear or run through any scenarios that may not have been covered. I’m going to keep the answers here a little briefer than in the actual cap breakdowns, all of which you can reference in the links below for more detailed explanations.
Hopefully, most of what we’ll run into in the coming weeks will have been covered somewhere this week. If not, well, we’ll be back here to explain it.