Originally Posted by CJSchneider
We would be on the hook for 6.8 million to Smith over the next two years. At the rate the leauge uses, it would equate to 3.8 this year if we cut him. That is 11 million right there. Salaries do get pro-rated, incentive bonuses are cut outright, so peppering a salary with bonuses is a way teams can slash numbers quick on players who they foresee as being cap casualties.
If my understanding is right the two year bit is only if you cut him after the 1st of June. Cut him before hand and the hit is fully absorbed over one year.