2017-2018 Value: $4,328,000
The Room Mid-Level Exception still required a team to be beneath the Salary Cap, so it blocks the use of the other exceptions as a result. However, it is the smallest of the exceptions, so it is ideal for a team who is right beneath the cap and wants to still sign a player. The Room Mid-Level Exception allows a team to sign a player
As a general note, the Taxpayer Mid-Level and BAE count against the cap as holds until they are renounced. Thus, they count against the Salary Cap even if they aren’t used, until the day a team tells the league that they won’t be using the exceptions.
Current NBA Usage:
In 2017-2018, only 8 NBA teams are using the BAE: Washington, Atlanta, Dallas, Detroit, Utah, Boston, Minnesota, and New York. The contracts can be seen below:
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Cap #s 2018 - 2019
Salary Cap: $101.869M
Lux. Tax: $123.733M
Tax Apron: $129.827M
Tax Floor: $91.682M
Room MLE: $4.45M