ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the 2014 salary cap should come in around $133 million, which coincides with reports from Thursday.
However, Schefter adds that the salary cap is expected to rise to $140 million in 2015 and then climb to $150 million in 2016.
The CBA was negotiated so that the players wouldn’t see a lot of increase in regards to the cap until the revenue from their new television deals kicked in. The first two years of the new agreement looked like the players lost big time, however, if these figures prove to be accurate, then there is a decent chance that the agreement was more balanced than it had initially appeared.
The league is expected to finalize the 2014 cap either today or by Monday at the latest, which means we should have a better idea of each team’s 2014 cap space, and how much the franchise tags will be.