There are a lot of people in the draft analysis space. Trade machines exist. But does anyone a competitive market free agent model? I've felt there should be such and wondered much teams have & use. Anyone have a sense of what exists?
How much total cap space & exceptions are available at max? How does that compare to last season and a few season ago? Players beyond the top few are either going to have favorites of organizations or have the best agents get much. Some might take qualifying offers or other 1 year deals, perhaps with top teams or teams that virtually guarantee playing time. Some might go to China. Some may sit out, hoping, perhaps unreasonably, that someone calls late. Could we see more sign n trades? More stretches? More or less draft stashing? More tanking? Another negotiated amnesty for later)? More time for 2way contracts? Are max and near max deal still the pay / performance ratios or would 3-5 of the right guys in the wrong free agent class be a closer rival or even better? Will some of the top guys be forced to take hair cuts to their pay? Will any be more willing to do so because its buys more value? How many players will that short deals with or without options rather than lock in low? Will teams who shed big money stars recently have a late laugh or grin? Will more want to try it? Fewer big money coaching deals or cuts elsewhere? More euro imports for role playing positions? How dramatically will money and roster spots shift away from big men? Could there be enough pissed off players to cause a union fight or fuel a rival league play, typical weak one or more legit? Possible way to try to force expansion? Lots of questions.
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