Teams Avoiding Long-Term Money In Fear Of Repeater Tax
The NBA is beginning to see the true impact of its new collective bargaining agreement at the deadline.
Teams have been reluctant to add long-term money via trade in anticipation of the punitive 'repeater tax'.
The Thunder and Grizzlies have traded core members of their team in recent months in deals that were largely made for financial reasons.
Mark Cuban had long been one of the NBA's biggest spenders since becoming owner of the Mavericks, but was one of the first to change strategies in light of the new CBA.