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NBA Sends Memo To Teams Projecting $92M Cap For 2016 Offseason

Apr 15, 2016 3:21 PM

The NBA is projecting their salary cap for the 16-17 as $92 million per a memo sent to league executives.

The cap is rising with the influx of national television contracts.

Jeff Zillgitt/USA Today

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NBA Owners Approve Uniform Advertising For 17-18 Season

Apr 15, 2016 10:33 AM

NBA owners approved uniform advertising beginning in the 17-18 season on Thursday evening.

Ads will be placed on the upper left portion of the jerseys. The sponsored version of the jerseys will not be available for retail.

The NBA first had ads on jerseys during this year's All-Star Game.

The initial proposal to owners was for teams to keep 50 percent of the sponsorship money from the jersey ads and for 50 percent to be added to the revenue-sharing pool for all teams.

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NBA Expected To Approve Ads On Jerseys

Apr 12, 2016 4:12 PM

The NBA are expected to vote to allow ads on jerseys for the 17-18 season with the measure expected to pass.

Several teams have begun testing the market to sell the potentially lucrative ads, which would be placed in a 2.5-by-2.5-inch patch on the left shoulder.

During a meeting at the All-Star Game, a proposal was presented to owners.

The initial proposal to owners was for teams to keep 50 percent of the sponsorship money from the jersey ads and for 50 percent to be added to the revenue-sharing pool for all teams.

"It's manifest destiny," Adam Silver told ESPN's Rachel Nichols in an interview last month. "So let's begin by saying this isn't going affect the competition. What we're talking about is a patch on the jersey. And one of the reasons we want to do it is that it creates an additional investment in those companies in the league ... the amplification we get from those sponsors, those marketing partners of the league, who want to attach to our teams and our players.

"But once they put their name on the jerseys, they'll then use their media to promote the NBA extensively. That's probably the greatest reason for us to do it."

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