GUYS, YOU DON’T NEED TO REACH THE SALARY FLOOR.
If role players are getting more money, it’s the result of the combination “the league HAS more money” and “the agents are pushing for the teams to spend the same % of the cap they would before”.
We should actually rejoice by that, it means the players union got what they wanted, spreading the money around, rising the tide to lift everyone’s boats. Rookies aside, and it might get revisited pretty soon (or not, since the rookies still get a good amount for their experience and it makes draft picks extremely valuable things. See: Chris Paul Veto), vets are getting paid left and right.
As a Lakers fan and days after, still not on board with the moves, but mainly because they might mean Jim Buss' ass is on the line and he’s swinging at every direction. It’s so bad that he might trade every single kid on the team for one year of Westbrook.