Complete History Of NBA Luxury Tax Payments, 2001-2015
July 9th, 2015

This website and its sole proprietor keep a spreadsheet containing to-the-dollar information on all luxury tax paid to date, updated annually. Here is the latest update. In the 14 seasons since the luxury tax was created, it has been applicable in twelve seasons; in twelve eleven seasons, 26 NBA franchises have paid over $1.1 billion […]

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Complete History Of NBA Luxury Tax Payments, 2001-2014
July 10th, 2014

This website and its sole proprietor keep a spreadsheet containing to-the-dollar information on all luxury tax paid to date, updated annually. Here is the latest update. In the 13 seasons since the luxury tax was created, it has been applicable in eleven seasons; in those eleven seasons, 24 NBA franchises have paid over $1 billion […]

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The tax paid by title winners
February 28th, 2014

Previously. Previous to the previously. Subsequently: All right. Orange = title winners.

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The same thing again if you take the Knicks out of it altogether
February 27th, 2014

The ten highest individual non-Knick team luxury tax payments of all time: 1) 2013/14 Brooklyn Nets: $89,582,458 (assuming that Jason Collins signs for the remainder of the season on 4th March, his first allowable opportunity) 2) 2002/03 Portland Trail Blazers: $51,971,000 (rounded only to the nearest $1,000) 3) 2012/13 L.A. Lakers: $29,259,739 4) 2003/04 Portland […]

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A short sharp examination of how paying luxury tax does not necessarily correlate with winning
February 27th, 2014

An important and unique feature of this website is the annual monitoring of every luxury tax dollar paid in NBA history. Using that data, here’s a short sharp hot sports take. The ten highest individual team luxury tax payments of all time: 1) 2013/14 Brooklyn Nets: $89,582,458 (assuming that Jason Collins signs for the remainder […]

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How do you solve a problem like Taj Gibson? A follow-up.
February 9th, 2014

Despite it running in the initial instance with a rather significant error in it – I spent a lot of time breaking down how the Bulls had arrived at, and would extricate themselves from, a luxury tax position that they weren’t actually at – the previous post entitled How Do You Solve A Problem Like […]

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2013/14 Luxury Tax Payers, as it stands at 11.52am GMT on 13th January 2014
January 13th, 2014

(click here for the Instant Gratification Version) Determining a team’s luxury tax number is not quite as simple as looking at their payroll and comparing it to the luxury tax threshold. This is about 98% of the job, of course, but there are a couple of other tweaks. For salary minutia fans like myself, these […]

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Complete History of Luxury Tax Payments, Updated for 2012/13
July 10th, 2013

This website and its sole proprietor keep a spreadsheet containing to-the-dollar information on all luxury tax paid to date. In the 12 seasons since the luxury tax was created, it has been applicable in ten seasons; in those ten seasons, 24 NBA franchises have paid over $920 million in payroll excess. The exact details can […]

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Without Looking, Guess Which Seven Teams Have Never Paid The Luxury Tax
July 26th, 2012

……OK, now look. I have compiled a spreadsheet containing to-the-dollar information on all luxury tax paid to date. In the 11 seasons since the luxury tax was created, it has been applicable in nine seasons; in those nine seasons, 23 NBA franchises have paid over $850 million in payroll excess. The exact details can be […]

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