Last week, we looked at the winners and losers so far under the league's new collective bargaining agreement. This week, we peer into the future and predict how teams will fare under the agreement through 2016-17, when either the league or the players can opt out.
In a nutshell, we discussed last week how the current system still favors the richer teams, and the gap between the haves and have-nots is even wider. But teams that are smart and able to leverage their situations can be successful in this system. Revenue sharing has given many teams a boost, helping to level the playing field somewhat, but most traditional high-spending teams have been brought back down to earth.
So how do teams gain an advantage under the new agreement?