I hope this comes across as the easiest and cleanest way to describe this. The NBA is going through changes with it’s new collective bargaining agreement. The NBA cap is the worst cap in all of pro sports and NBA teams play their cap guys upwards of $6 million dollars.
On July 1, 2023, the new CBA will officially take effect. It’s a seven-year agreement through the 2029-30 NBA season and it has new salary cap rules that include a second tax apron, penalties for violating tax aprons and new rules on contract extensions.
It feels like based on moves and rumored Celtics moves, these new rules are affecting the Celtics roster building.