The new Collective Bargaining Agreement will reshape and re-structure the league for the next 10 years (or six) and the Thunder will have to live in it. Right now, the team is succeeding in the current system, but how will the new one affect Oklahoma City?
By Max Trueblood
Finally! It’s over.
After nearly 5 months of nitpicking over how to split up a nearly $4 billion pie, the owners and players have finally come to an agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement and by now, you’ve probably seen several articles breaking down the new CBA. While not all of it may make sense to the fan who just wants to watch the action on the court and let the finances take care of itself, the mechanisms in the new CBA can and will have an impact on what type of product we will see on the court.
The majority of the salary cap mechanisms can be tough to interpret to the casual fan so the “BRI split” became the hot topic during the lockout and was still analyzed by financial gurus as the lockout came to a close. This determines how much percentage of basketball revenue will go to the players and how much goes to the owners. Keep Reading…