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ASK IRA: Have Heat put too much cash into trades too soon?

ASK IRA: Have Heat put too much cash into trades too soon?

Q:  I know a team is allowed to include up to $3.4 million in cash with player trades for 2015-16. How does this affect the team's salary cap? For example, if the Heat trade Mario Chalmers and give the receiving team $1 million, is that $1 million counted against the Heat salary cap? The gaining team's salary cap? Or neither? -- Malcolm, Atlanta. A: No, that figure is not computed as part of the cap, just a separate total that can be worked out for bookkeeping matters, like the total you can spend getting a player out of an overseas contract. For the Heat it could be a factor in play if they need to convince teams to take on the contracts of Mario Chalmers or Chris...

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