Free agency is over, and the NBA enters its offseason slumber when players, coaches and execs head for various beaches to rest up before it begins anew at training camp. For us, we get to examine factors impacting what the league may look like a year from now with regard to player movement, including trade and free agency scenarios:
Too many stars, not enough money
The market corrected itself this summer. Stars like Kyle Lowry got smaller — in terms of length — deals (the Raptors’ PG got ) and money spent on role players decreased dramatically. Expectations are belts will tighten even more next summer. The for next season, in part because of lower revenues from the playoffs because the Warriors and Cavaliers beat everyone in short order. Another season like that could see similarly depressed revenue relative to projection.