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The copper states

Ns football league wrote:Hey guys and gals

I've setup a football league where the winner is decided by votes. No need to move regions, everyone everywhere can vote.

New poll is underway with new teams:

Nationstates Football World

Take care and have fun

#LazarusForBasel

Props to the Swiss, amazing country. Good cheese, good chocolate, good clocks, and a surprisingly uncorrupt political system for the modern day and age.

Killer Kitty, Guiness Freaks, and Ns football league

Guiness Freaks wrote:Love to take an unpaid half day from work to pay the entire cost of the visit and sit at the doctor's office to not be seen in over an hour if anyone is wondering how well the US health care system is for me personally.

Do you have health insurance?

Personally I'm glad to live in a nation with mandatory public health insurance, although at 800€/month it's not cheap for me.

The pharcyde

Leonism wrote:Do you have health insurance?

Personally I'm glad to live in a nation with mandatory public health insurance, although at 800€/month it's not cheap for me.

Yes I do and that's the bull of it. Dear leader has a high deductible plan so basically he needs to go to the hospital to cover the deductible but that means come up with 4k in cash to cover. Its absolutely ridiculous and I hate it so much.

The plus side of seeing the doctor today was finding out dear leader has lost nearly 20 pounds since February per his doctors recommendation. only 20 more to reach his target weight. Beers on dear leader. He needs a shower after gardening.

Zetaopalatopia wrote:The Science and Military History clubs are glad to announce that they will be collaborating for this year's science fair! The theme for the fair being Nuclear Countermeasures, and Radiation Proofing. As always, the fair is open to all ages and skill levels.

And since we since with this recurring theme of nuclear love/hate I have remembered a song from an old electronic Spanish band. (They are a science fiction / humor (ironic) / political)

Aviador Dro - Nuclear, sí [Nuclear, Yes]

With the chorus ...
Nuclear si / Nuclear yes
Por supuesto / Of course
Nuclear si / Nuclear yes
Como no! / How not!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMNOJXyN6l0

The lyrics from anybody interested:
https://translate.google.com/#view=home&op=translate&sl=es&tl=en&text=Nuclear%20si%0APor%20supuesto%0ANuclear%20si%0AComo%20no!%0AYo%20quiero%20ba%C3%B1arme%20en%20mares%20de%20radio%0ACon%20nubes%20de%20estroncio%20cobalto%20y%20plutonio%0AYo%20quiero%20tener%20envolturas%20de%20plomo%0AY%20ni%C3%B1os%20mutantes%20montando%20en%20sus%20motos%0ADesiertas%20ruinas%20con%20bellas%20piscinas%0AMujeres%20etereas%20con%20voz%20de%20vampiras%0Arobots%20multiformes%20buscando%20en%20las%20calles%0Alos%20restos%20inertes%20del%20antiguo%20hombre%0ANuclear%20si%0APor%20supuesto%0ANuclear%20si%0AComo%20no!%0AColinas%20ardientes%20de%20sol%20abrasadas%0Aciudades%20inmensas%20habitadas%20por%20ciborgs%0ASerpientes%20monstruosas%20devorando%20casas%0Ay%20naves%20enormes%20de%20formas%20extra%C3%B1as%0AVolcanes%20rugientes%20escupiendo%20lava%0Ay%20bosques%20violetas%20con%20cesped%20naranja%0ACavernas%20ocultas%20en%20playas%20profundas%0AY%20valles%20cubiertos%20de%20flores%20aladas.

Hycronesia

That's a lot of percentage signs.

Aigania, Great uralia, and Kaskardia

Guiness Freaks wrote:That's a lot of percentage signs.

Almost as many ripples on a Tubbius.

Great uralia and Guiness Freaks

Leonism wrote:Do you have health insurance?

Personally I'm glad to live in a nation with mandatory public health insurance, although at 800€/month it's not cheap for me.

Eh, public healthcare is merely partially relieving the symptoms of the bigger problem, which is that the government can't effectively prescribe a solution (i.e. regulations) for economic problems when the circumstances it's working with (e.g. what people need, what products are available, which are treatments are cheapest, which are most effective, how many doctors there are who can do that particular thing, how good the said doctors, et cetera ad nauseam) are all in constant flux. All of those things are constantly changing, and government solutions don't adapt to them (even automatic adjustments for price changes are a clumsy proxy for actual human intellect), so regulations rapidly become meaningless or even harmful. Typically, government imposing its own plans on a bunch of other people results in consequences the government wasn't expecting because they try to circumvent the government's restrictions, which are pretty much always harmful to the person(s) being regulated (unsurprisingly, if what the government wanted them to do was good for them, they'd typically do it without being told to). Consequently, the government must impose more regulations to try to stop people from exploiting so-called "loopholes," which results in still more unexpected consequences, until the system is so amazingly convoluted that everything would run more efficiently if the government just took full control.

When you have public healthcare, the government makes everything run smoother by eliminating a lot of the variables. For example, governments typically specify a list of preferred drugs (preferred for their cost, of course) that one must try before the doctor can prescribe something else, and sometimes, better, newer versions of existing drugs are inaccessible entirely. There are probably also excessive wait times (an average wait longer than 30 minutes for a physician is unreasonable); this happens because the government almost always pays doctors less than equilibrium wages, resulting in shortages of doctors. This has resulted in people dying in hospital waiting rooms on numerous occasions (see for examples https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/08/29/brian-sinclair-winnipeg_n_3837008.html, https://globalnews.ca/news/5082756/woman-dies-new-brunswick-emergency-room/). Doctors and nurses in such systems also tend to be poorly trained, since the shortages cause the government to hire anyone who nominally meets the basic standards and will accept the substandard pay. This also leads to senseless fatalities (e.g. https://bc.ctvnews.ca/he-drew-his-last-breath-in-my-arms-widow-on-doctor-s-waiting-room-death-1.3335079).

So yeah, public healthcare works better than the private-but-heavily-regulated nonsense in the United States, but it would work better if the government didn't touch this stuff at all. And before anyone says that the Affordable Care Act was necessary because the health insurance market was broken, I will remind them that the health insurance market was broken because of government wage ceiling and tax incentives (https://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-road-to-obamacare-how-did-we-get-here/, also https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-obamacare-health-care-employers-20170224-story.html).

Hycronesia

Leonism wrote:Do you have health insurance?

Personally I'm glad to live in a nation with mandatory public health insurance, although at 800€/month it's not cheap for me.

Also, is that 800€/month ($896/month) for you individually? If so, that's obscenely expensive. My family of four pays $840 per month total (would be ~$1400 per month if you exclude tax deductions), and it's only that expensive because the government is gouging us for $500 a month because my brother became eligible for Medicaid (gov. insurance for poor people) at some point, which nobody ever informed us of, so we just bought private insurance for him, which you apparently cannot do if you are eligible for Medicaid without paying a $600/month waiver. (Again, nobody we know had ever heard of this until the gov. decided to beat us over the head with it.) Why the state is so hellbent on spending more money is beyond me.

And, of course, canceling your previously-signed insurance policy in the middle of the one-year term incurs a hefty "tax" (it's actually a fine, but Democrats started calling it a tax because fools on the Supreme Court decided that calling it one thing or another is the key determinant of whether it's legal).

Hycronesia and Guiness Freaks

Dear leader didnt mean to start a conversation about health insurance but he is enjoying the perspective as things as not good where he lives anyway and he doesn't see any good coming up. Anyway he just bought tickets for avengers end game for Friday morning to take the twins. He will not be posting spoilers. #thanoswasright

Kaskardia

@Medai

The insurance system in my country (Germany) is quite complex and the government only indirectly controls it.

Having health insurance is mandatory here. It generally costs 14.6% of your income, but is capped at said 800€/month. One can choose any one of about 200 public health insurance companies. If you exceed a certain monthly income threshold, about 4000€, you can opt out of the public insurers and select a private company instead. About 10% of the population do so, while the vast majority is publicly insured.

The main differences are that public insurance covers the entire family (in this case my wife's insurance covers herself and both of our children, and she pays only about 100€/month), while private insurance needs to be taken for each individual child. If you are young and healthy, private insurance tends to be cheaper than public insurance, but as you get older and have more chronic illnesses, this changes and private can become much more expensive as it is not capped in the same way.

Private insurance usually makes you eligible to be treated by the doctor heading his department when in a hospital, and can make you eligible for staying in a single-bed hospital room (most wards have 2 to 4 patients per room). You also get appointments faster.

The quality of care is generally the same and there's no way in the system to pay for "better" treatment. The kind of treatment paid for by all health insurance companies is regulated by a body called G-BA which includes doctors, hospital managers, health insurance companies and patient representatives.

The minimum coverage is vast and includes almost all treatments available to modern medicine, including special examinations and almost all surgical procedures. Most of the system works like a flat-rate for patients, apart from their monthly insurance deductions they don't pay anything, with the exception of certain medicines and fees of e.g. 10€/day for hospital stays.

There are no restrictions in on how often you can visit a doctor and you can choose your doctor freely and change any time. You can also skip the GP and go straight to the specialist of your desire, although this may incur having to wait for weeks, sometimes months, for an appointment (the only thing really where private insurance is an advantage).

As you mentioned, public health insurance is restricting the payment doctors receive, although this happens indirectly in Germany.

As a resident anaesthesist with 5 years of post-graduate experience, working at a German university hospital, I get about 5600€/month before taxes and social security contributions. But also before extra pay for shift-work and overtime. If you factor all thus in, I earn about 4000€ after taxes and social security deductions.
This is low compared to other countries like the US, so many German doctors went abroad and now work in Switzerland, Scandinavia, UK, US or Australia, where working conditions for doctors are generally more favourable.

From the patients side I don't think there are many nations in the world who have it much better, on the contrary, we increasingly get "medical tourists" from abroad because the standard of treatment is so high while end-user costs are low.

Arguably, the UK with the NHS has nearly the same outcomes but at a lesser cost (IIRC UK 9% of GDP, Germany 11% and US 16%), but with much more stressful conditions for patients (longer waiting times, more restrictions on which doctors to visit etc.).

Kaskardia, Hycronesia, and Guiness Freaks

Guiness Freaks wrote:Dear leader didnt mean to start a conversation about health insurance but he is enjoying the perspective as things as not good where he lives anyway and he doesn't see any good coming up. Anyway he just bought tickets for avengers end game for Friday morning to take the twins. He will not be posting spoilers. #thanoswasright

That Thanos fellow might or might not be right, His Immensity puzzles, but at least Tubbius is left! Mmph mmph!

Great uralia and Guiness Freaks

💚

Treadwellia, Ireland isles, Great uralia, Your Imaginary Friend, and 6 othersKaskardia, Mzeusia, Hycronesia, Guiness Freaks, Valerievna, and Kingdom of Napels

Hey guys! Hope you're all doing well.

Great uralia, Your Imaginary Friend, Kaskardia, and Guiness Freaks

Guiness Freaks wrote:That's a lot of percentage signs.

LOL. Yes, the problem of copy-pasting from google translator.

Interesting exchange of ideas about healthcare.

RL. Last day of 24hr on call. But on backup through next Thursday. I pray I don't get an an emergency service call downtown this weekend. Ohh I'm going to dread the traffic and crowds of the NFL draft.
200,000 to 300,000 people expected to be there. Well, back to the coal mine.

Hey y'all from Osiris!

leaves a pyramid in the middle of LazCorp

Rising from the dead is more unpleasant than I remember.

Valerievna wrote:Hey y'all from Osiris!

leaves a pyramid in the middle of LazCorp

Tubbius mmphs, confused, then orders the kitchen repositioned around said pyramid.

Great uralia, Guiness Freaks, and Valerievna

Margandy wrote:RL. Last day of 24hr on call. But on backup through next Thursday. I pray I don't get an an emergency service call downtown this weekend. Ohh I'm going to dread the traffic and crowds of the NFL draft.
200,000 to 300,000 people expected to be there. Well, back to the coal mine.

What kind of emergency service do you work in?

I work as an emergency physician (these are fairly common where I live, unlike the Anglo-American system where paramedics do all the pre-hospital work). This also fits in with the health care discussion above...

Great uralia and Guiness Freaks

The copper states

Treadwellia wrote:Tubbius mmphs, confused, then orders the kitchen repositioned around said pyramid.

The Copper States gather forbidden technology from the pyramid, then sell it to Poland at a huge markup. Now it can finally into space!

Aigania, Medai, Great uralia, Guiness Freaks, and 2 othersKingdom of Napels, and Leonism


Link
Nation Sates National Basketball League


Step 1 Getting a Team Roster
You will get a random team
Step 2.Become a gm or Sit back.
You trade picks/trade and sign players to win a championship.
There is a trade deadline for gm's and how to trade is that you have to TG the other nation and tell me the trade, There is something called salary cap If u go past it u can't get the player.

Restricted Free Agency

A restricted free agent (RFA) can sign an offer sheet with any team, but the player's original team can retain him by matching the terms of that offer. The original team is said to have the "right of first refusal."

The restricted free agency exists in the following situations:

Following the fourth year of rookie "scale" contracts for former first-round Draft picks.
For all veteran free agents who have been in the NBA for three seasons or less. The exception to this rule is a first-round Draft pick following his second or third season if his team doesn't exercise its option to extend his rookie-scale contract for the following season. These players then become unrestricted free agents.
A player coming off a two-way contract was on an NBA active or inactive roster for at least 15 days in the season beforehand.
There are five basic options for a restricted free agent:

Accept his team's prior qualifying offer, play out the season and become a free agent the next summer.
Accept his team's maximum qualifying offer (where applicable) and play under that long-term deal.
Negotiate a new contract with his original team that is independent of the qualifying/max qualifying offer.
Sign an offer sheet with another team through March 1, which his original team has an opportunity to match.
Negotiate a sign-and-trade if he hasn't signed an offer sheet with another team.
If there is no qualifying offer, contract, or offer sheet signed for one year, the original team can submit a new qualifying offer and the player will be a restricted free agent the next summer.
Offer sheets

When a restricted free agent wants to sign with another team, he and the new team sign an offer sheet. The terms of that deal -- which must be for at least two seasons -- are given to the player's original team, which has two days to match. If the team matches, then the player is under contract with his original team, but at the principal terms of the offer sheet. If the team passes on matching within two days, the player is under contract with the new team.

If the player for some reason refuses to report for a physical with the original team within two days of the match, the first refusal exercise notice is in play until the player reports. The original team also can withdraw its first refusal exercise notice if the player doesn't report for a physical. At that point, the notice and the offer sheet are invalidated and the player becomes a restricted free agent again. He cannot sign with or be acquired by the offer sheet team for one year.

The team making the offer must have enough salary cap room for the offer sheet and must maintain that room until the offer sheet becomes official or the original team exercises the right of first refusal. The original team cannot match an offer greater than its salary cap room. That original team must have room for both the regular salary and any unlikely bonuses the offer sheet includes.

Qualifying offers

For a player to become a restricted free agent, his team must submit a qualifying offer to the player between the day after the last game of The Finals and June 29.

The qualifying offer is a standing offer for a one-year guaranteed deal, which becomes a regular contact if the player decides to sign it. This ensures that the team does not gain the right of first refusal without offering a contract themselves.

If a player is coming off a regular (non-Two-Way deal), he may qualify for a higher or lower qualifying offer provided he met (or did not meet) the "starter criteria" the previous season -- or the average of the previous two seasons. Starter criteria are based on starting at least 41 games or playing at least 2,000 minutes in the regular season.

Qualifying offers to expire on Oct. 1, but can be extended. However, the extension of a qualifying offer cannot go past March 1. If the deadline passes and the qualifying offer is neither withdrawn nor accepted, the player continues to be a restricted free agent. Teams and players are free to negotiate a new contract after the qualifying offer expires as the deadline only affects the player's ability to accept his qualifying offer.

Players can always accept the qualifying offer and play the following season under its terms. This is sometimes done to ensure unrestricted free agency in the following offseason.

Unrestricted Free Agency

In short, an unrestricted free agent (UFA) is free to sign with any team. Once they sign, they are a part of that new team.

However, some unrestricted free agents have options on their existing contracts that, if exercised, may impact their choices.

Free Agency Moratorium

The Free Agency Moratorium is a negotiation period from July 1-6 in which teams may not sign most free agents or make trades. Starting at 6:01 p.m. on June 30, teams may negotiate deals with free agents but cannot officially sign them until Noon on July 6.

Any deals struck during the moratorium period are characterized as agreements, but do not count toward team salary and are not binding for the player or team. Either side can back out in this situation -- a scenario that took place in 2015 when DeAndre Jordan reneged on his verbal agreement with the Dallas Mavericks to instead re-sign with the then-incumbent LA Clippers.

Some signings can take place during the moratorium period, which are:

Teams signing their first-round Draft picks to standard rookie-scale contracts.
Second-round Draft picks accepting a required tender, which is a one-year contract offer teams must submit to keep the rights to that player.
Restricted free agents can accept qualifying offers from their existing team.
A restricted free agent finishing the fourth year of his rookie-scale contract can accept a maximum qualifying offer.
A restricted free agent can sign an offer sheet with a new team, which triggers the 2-day period for his original team to match it.
Players can be signed to minimum-salary contracts for one or two seasons (but the deals have no bonuses of any kind).
Teams can sign players to Two-Way contracts, turn a Two-Way contract into a standard NBA contract or convert certain standard NBA contracts into a Two-Way contract.
Teams can waive players or claim players waived by other teams.
Otherwise, all other signings must wait until after the moratorium period ends.

Team Options

A team option grants the original team the right to keep a player for another year. If a player has a three-year contract with an option for the fourth season, that means if the option is exercised (by the team in this example), the contract extends through the fourth season. If the option is not exercised (by the team in this example), then the contract ends after the third season.

Once an option is exercised it cannot be revoked -- meaning (in this case) the team can't change their mind of the option once they exercise it. Conditional team options are not allowed, which means the option cannot be contingent on something like number of games played, team wins or scoring average.

There can be only one option year (except in the case of rookie-scale contracts). For rookie-scale contracts for first-round picks, those contain a team option before both the third and fourth seasons.

Option years cannot have a lower salary than the previous season.

Player Options

A player option grants the player the power to decide whether to stay for another year or become an unrestricted free agent. If a player has a three-year contract with an option for the fourth season, that means if the option is exercised (by the player in this example), the contract extends through the fourth season. If the option is not exercised (by the player in this example), then the contract ends after the third season.

Once an option is exercised it cannot be revoked -- meaning (in this case) the player can't change their mind of the option once they exercise it. Conditional player options are not allowed, which means the option cannot be contingent on something like number of games played, team wins or scoring average.

There can be only one option year (except in the case of rookie-scale contracts). For rookie-scale contracts for first-round picks, those contain a team option before both the third and fourth seasons.

Option years cannot have a lower salary than the previous season.

Early Termination Options

An early termination option gives the player the right to end a signed contract. The option cannot be exercised before the end of the fourth year of an existing contract, which means the contract must be for five seasons. If the player declines to exercise the option, he remains with the original team. If the option is exercised, he becomes an unrestricted free agent and is free to sign with any team.

Early termination options are always held by the player (in other words, there are never team early termination options). A contract that has an ETO cannot be extended if the ETO is exercised.

Salary Cap Exceptions

There are 11 types of Salary Cap exceptions that are available to NBA teams. These exceptions allow teams to exceed the salary cap and are as follows:

Qualifying Veteran Free Agent Exception (aka the "Bird" Exception): A team may re-sign its own free agent to a contract with a first-year salary of up to the maximum player salary if he played for the team for some or all of each of the prior three consecutive seasons (or, if he changed teams, he did so by trade or by assignment via the NBA’s waiver procedures during the first of the three seasons).

Early Qualifying Veteran Free Agent (aka “Early Bird”) Exception: A team may re-sign its own free agent to a contract with a first-year salary of up to the greater of (a) 175% of the player’s salary in the last season of his prior contract, or (b) 105% of the average player salary for the prior season, if he played for the team for some or all of each of the prior two consecutive seasons (or, if he changed teams, he did so by trade or by assignment via the NBA’s waiver procedures). A contract signed using the Early Bird Exception must be for at least two seasons (not including any option year).

Non-Qualifying Veteran Free Agent (aka “Non-Bird”) Exception: A team may re-sign its own free agent who is neither a “Bird” nor an “Early Bird” player to a contract with a first-year salary of up to the greater of (a) 120% of the player’s salary in the last season of his prior contract, (b) 120% of the player’s applicable minimum salary for the current season, or (c) if the player is a Restricted Free Agent, his Qualifying Offer amount.

Bi-annual Exception: Teams can use the Bi-annual Exception to sign one or more players to contracts whose first-year salaries, in aggregate, provide for up to a total of $3.382 million. This exception cannot be used in consecutive years and contracts signed using this exception can't cover more than two seasons. Finally, teams can use this exception to re-sign their own free agents, but can't use it to acquire a player by assignment.

Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level Salary Exception: Teams can use the Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level Salary Exception to sign one or more players to contracts with first-year salaries that, in the aggregate, provide for a total up to $8.641 million. Contracts signed using this exception can be for up to four seasons. Additionally, this exception can be used to re-sign a free agent but not to acquire a player by assignment.

Taxpayer Mid-Level Salary Exception: Teams can use the Taxpayer Mid-Level Salary Exception to sign one or more players to contracts with first-year salaries that, in the aggregate, provide for a total up to $5.337 million. Contracts signed using this exception can be for up to three seasons and can be used to re-sign a free agent. However, it cannot be used to acquire a player by assignment.

Mid-Level Salary Exception for Room Teams: If a team has Salary Cap room at any time during a Salary Cap Year such that the team lost its Exceptions and has not already used the Bi-annual Exception, the Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level Salary or the Taxpayer Mid-Level Salary Exceptions in the same Salary Cap Year, then the team may use the MLSE for Room Teams to sign one or more players to contracts with first-year salaries that, in the aggregate, provide for a total up to $4.449 million. Contracts signed using this exception can cover up to two seasons and can be used to re-sign a team's own free agent, but not to acquire a player by assignment.

Rookie Exception: Teams may sign their first-round draft pick for up to 120% of his Rookie Salary Scale amount. (Note: There will be a new Rookie Salary Scale each season, which will be issued prior to the start of the Moratorium Period for that season and will reflect the increase or decrease in the Salary Cap from the prior year.)

Minimum Salary Exception: Teams may sign a player to a one-year or two-year contract at the applicable minimum player salary (prorated as appropriate for a 10-Day or Rest-of-Season contract). This Exception may also be used to acquire by assignment a player who was signed to a one-year or two-year minimum contract. (Note: As with the Rookie Salary Scale, there will be a new Minimum Annual Salary scale each season, which will be issued prior to the start of the Moratorium Period for that season and will reflect the increase or decrease in the Salary Cap from the prior year.)

Disabled Player Exception: Teams may replace a player who suffers a season-ending injury or illness with one player signed to a contract with a salary of up to the lesser of either 50% of the disabled player’s current salary OR the amount of the Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level Salary Exception for the season in which the Disabled Player Exception is used. That said, the following rules apply to the Disabled Player Exception:

An application can be made with respect to a Salary Cap Year at any time from July 1 through January 15 of such Salary Cap Year, regardless of when the injury or illness occurred.

The disabling injury or illness must make it substantially more likely than not, in the judgment of an NBA-appointed physician, that the disabled player would be unable to play through the following June 15.

A contract signed pursuant to the Disabled Player Exception must be for one season, or if the Exception is used to acquire a player by assignment, then the acquired player must be in the final season of his contract.

A Disabled Player Exception expires on the March 10 following the date on which the Exception is granted.

Traded Player Exception: (Editor's note: Settle in, because this one is complicated.) For one year following the date of the trade of a player contract to another team, a team may replace that traded player with one or more players acquired by assignment. There are rules pertaining to non-simultaneous and simultaneous trades, which are as follows:

For teams whose post-assignment Team Salary would be equal to or less than the Tax Level for the then-current Salary Cap Year (for purposes of this rule, a “non-taxpaying” team), a traded player may be simultaneously (i.e., in the same transaction) replaced by one or more players acquired by assignment whose salaries in the aggregate do not exceed the greater of (i) the lesser of (A) 175% of the salaries of the players being traded plus $100,000, or (B) the salaries of the players being traded plus $5 million, or (ii) 125% of the salaries of the players being traded plus $100,000.

For teams whose post-assignment Team Salary would exceed the Tax Level for the then-current Salary Cap Year (for purposes of this rule, a “taxpaying” team), a traded player may be simultaneously replaced by one or more players acquired by assignment whose salaries in the aggregate do not exceed 125% of the salaries of the players being traded plus $100,000.

A traded player may be replaced in a non-simultaneous transaction by one or more players acquired by assignment whose salaries in the aggregate do not exceed 100% of the salary of the player being traded, plus $100,000.

A team with a Team Salary below the Salary Cap may simultaneously acquire one or more players by assignment whose post-trade salaries, in the aggregate, do not exceed an amount equal to the team’s salary cap room plus $100,000.

In certain circumstances in connection with sign-and-trade transactions, the player traded will not generate the Traded Player Exception amounts described above. Specifically, if a team that is over the Salary Cap enters into a sign-and-trade contract with a Bird or Early Bird free agent using the Bird or Early Bird Exception, and the salary in the first year of the contract is in excess of 120% of the player’s salary in the prior season, then for purposes of calculating the assignor team’s Traded Player Exception, the player’s salary will be deemed equal to the greater of the salary for the last season of his prior contract or 50% of the first year salary under the sign-and-trade contract. (f) For contracts entered into or extended beginning with the 2017-18 season (but in the case of extensions, only with respect to the extended term): (i) in circumstances where a player’s salary protection is less than full, Traded Player Exceptions arising from the trade of such contracts will be calculated based upon the amount of the player’s protected salary in the applicable season (rather than the sum of the player’s protected and unprotected salary); and (ii) with respect to trades conducted following the last day of a regular season, Traded Player Exceptions will be limited to the amount of the player’s protected salary for the following Salary Cap Year (rather than the current Salary Cap Year).
More On Exceptions:

Exceptions cannot be added together to sign or acquire a player, except that a team may aggregate two or more Traded Player Exceptions for the purpose of acquiring -- in the same transaction -- one or more replacement players. Teams that are trading two more more players may elect to apply the exception separately to each of the players it is trading (or where permitted by the CBA) to aggregate the salaries of multiple players it is trading and then apply the exception.

The Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level, Taxpayer Mid-Level, Mid-Level for Room Teams, Bi-annual, Bird, Early Bird, Non-Bird, and Rookie Exceptions are prorated beginning on January 10 of each season. The Minimum Player Salary Exception is prorated after the first day of the season.

Use of the Bi-annual Exception, Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level Salary Exception, Taxpayer Mid-Level Salary Exception, or Mid-Level Salary Exception for Room Teams are also subject to restrictions.

A team may use either the Bi-annual or Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level Salary Exception only if the Team Salary at the time the Exception is used and at all times thereafter during such Salary Cap Year does not exceed the Tax Level for the then current Salary Cap Year plus the Tax Apron Amount and at the time the Exception is used, the team has not already used either the Taxpayer Mid-Level Salary Exception or the Mid-Level Salary Exception for Room Teams in that Salary Cap Year.

A team may use the Taxpayer Mid-Level Salary Exception only if the team’s Team Salary immediately following the team’s use of the Exception exceeds the Tax Level for such Salary Cap Year plus the Tax Apron Amount, and the team has not already used the Bi-annual Exception, Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level Salary Exception, or Mid-Level Salary Exception for Room Teams in that Salary Cap Year, or acquired a player pursuant to a sign-and-trade in that Salary Cap Year.

A team may use the Mid-Level Salary Exception for Room Teams only if the team’s Team Salary at any time during that Salary Cap Year was below the Salary Cap such that the team is not entitled to use the Bi-Annual, Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level Salary Exception, or Taxpayer Mid-Level Salary Exception, and at the time the Mid-Level Salary Exception for Room Teams is used, the team has not already used the Bi-annual Exception, Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level Salary Exception, or Taxpayer Mid-Level Salary Exception in that Salary Cap Year.

If a team uses the Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level Salary Exception to sign one or more player contracts not exceeding three seasons in length and providing aggregate first-year salaries and unlikely bonuses not exceeding the amounts that can be paid using the Taxpayer Mid-Level Salary Exception, and the team does not engage in any other transaction (i.e., using the Bi-annual Exception or acquiring a free agent via sign-and-trade) that would otherwise prevent the team from spending above the Tax Level plus the Tax Apron Amount, then the team will be permitted to exceed the Tax Level plus the Tax Apron Amount (for example, by signing its Bird free agent or by using the Minimum Salary Exception), whereupon the team will automatically be deemed to have used the Taxpayer Mid-Level Salary Exception instead of the Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level Salary Exception, and the team's ability to use the Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level Salary Exception will be extinguished.
** FULL CBA EXPLANATION FOR ALL CONTRACT EXCEPTION RULES**

Two-way Free Agents

A Two-Way player (other than a first round draft pick whose third or fourth year option was not exercised) will be a Restricted Free Agent at the conclusion of a Two-Way Contract if he was on the NBA team’s active or inactive list for 15 or more days of the NBA regular season in the last season of such contract and provided that the team makes a Qualifying Offer to the player.

Trades and the Salary Cap
Editor's note: Settle in, because this one is complicated.

For one year following the date of the trade of a player contract to another team, a team may replace that traded player with one or more players acquired by assignment. There are rules pertaining to non-simultaneous and simultaneous trades, which are as follows:

• For a “non-taxpaying” team, a traded player may be simultaneously (i.e., in the same transaction) replaced by one or more players acquired by assignment whose salaries in the aggregate do not exceed the greater of (i) the lesser of (A) 175% of the salaries of the players being traded plus $100,000, or (B) the salaries of the players being traded plus $5 million, or (ii) 125% of the salaries of the players being traded plus $100,000.

• For a “taxpaying” team, a traded player may be simultaneously replaced by one or more players acquired by assignment whose salaries in the aggregate do not exceed 125% of the salaries of the players being traded plus $100,000.

• A traded player may be replaced in a non-simultaneous transaction by one or more players acquired by assignment whose salaries in the aggregate do not exceed 100% of the salary of the player being traded, plus $100,000.

• A team below the Salary Cap may simultaneously acquire one or more players by assignment whose post-trade salaries, in the aggregate, do not exceed an amount equal to the team’s salary cap room plus $100,000.

• In certain circumstances in connection with sign-and-trade transactions, the player traded will not generate the Traded Player Exception amounts described above. Specifically, if a team that is over the Salary Cap enters into a sign-and-trade contract with a Bird or Early Bird free agent using the Bird or Early Bird Exception, and the salary in the first year of the contract is in excess of 120% of the player’s salary in the prior season, then for purposes of calculating the assignor team’s Traded Player Exception, the player’s salary will be deemed equal to the greater of the salary for the last season of his prior contract or 50% of the first year salary under the sign-and-trade contract.

• For contracts entered into or extended beginning with the 2017-18 season (but in the case of extensions, only with respect to the extended term):

(i) in circumstances where a player’s salary protection is less than full, Traded Player Exceptions arising from the trade of such contracts will be calculated based upon the amount of the player’s protected salary in the applicable season (rather than the sum of the player’s protected and unprotected salary);

(ii) with respect to trades conducted following the last day of a regular season, Traded Player Exceptions will be limited to the amount of the player’s protected salary for the following Salary Cap Year (rather than the current Salary Cap Year).

MORE ON EXCEPTIONS
Exceptions cannot be added together to sign or acquire a player, except that a team may aggregate two or more Traded Player Exceptions for the purpose of acquiring -- in the same transaction -- one or more replacement players. Teams that are trading two more more players may elect to apply the exception separately to each of the players it is trading (or where permitted by the CBA) to aggregate the salaries of multiple players it is trading and then apply the exception.

** FULL CBA EXPLANATION FOR ALL CONTRACT EXCEPTION RULES **

Additional Trade Rules
SIGN-AND-TRADES
Teams are prohibited from signing a free agent pursuant to an agreement that the player will later be traded to another team unless the free agent being signed is the team’s own free agent.

In addition, these “sign-and-trades” are permitted only if:

(i) the contract is for three or four years,
(ii) the first year of the contract is fully guaranteed,
(iii) the contract is entered into prior to the first day of the regular season,
(iv) the player finished the prior season on the signing team’s roster.

NOTE: The maximum annual salary increase for a sign-and-trade is 5% of the salary in the first year of the contract.

After a sign-and-trade deal, the signing team will be "hard-capped" at the total of the then-current Salary Cap Year plus the Tax Apron Amount.

EXTENSION-AND-TRADES
• Max Length: 3 years
(including year(s) remaining in the original term)
• Max First-Year Salary: 105% of the salary in the last year of the original term.
• Max Annual Increase: 5% of the salary in the first year of the extended term.

If a player signs a contract extension for a longer period, a higher amount, or higher annual increases than would be permitted for an extension-and-trade, then the team is prohibited from trading the player for a period of six months following the date of the extension.

If a team acquires a player in a trade, then for a period of six months following the date of the trade, the team is prohibited from signing the player to a contract extension for a longer period, higher amount, or higher annual increases than would have been permitted for an extension-and-trade.

CASH TRANSFERS
For the 2018-19 Salary Cap Year, teams could send or receive up to an aggregate $5.243 million, in trades. Cash sent is not netted against cash received, and vice-versa. This maximum annual cash limit in trades increases or decreases annually at the same rate as the Salary Cap.

ONE-YEAR CONTRACTS
A player who signs a one-year contract -- excluding any option year -- and who will be a Bird or Early Bird free agent at the end of the contract cannot be traded without the player’s consent.

If the player consents and is traded, he will lose whatever “Bird” rights he has acquired (i.e., he will be considered to have moved to the new team as a free agent.)

WAITING PERIOD FOR NEW CONTRACTS
A draft rookie who signs a standard NBA player contract or any player who signs a Two-Way Contract may not be traded until 30 days following the date on which he signed his contract.

A free agent who signs a standard NBA player contract (or a player who signs, or is converted to, a standard NBA player contract while under a Two-Way Contract) cannot be traded for three months following the date the contract is signed or until December 15 of the Salary Cap Year in which the contract is signed, whichever is later.

For sign-and-trade transactions, the foregoing rule does not apply to the initial trade but rather applies if the contract is traded a second time.

In addition, if a team’s Team Salary is over the Salary Cap immediately after it enters into a new contract with a Bird or Early Bird free agent using the Bird or Early Bird Exception and the salary in the first year of the contract is in excess of 120% of the player’s salary in the prior season, then the foregoing rule shall not apply and instead the player cannot be traded for three months following the date the contract is signed or until January 15 of the Salary Cap Year in which the contract is signed, whichever is later.

If a team trades a player and the player is subsequently waived by the new team, the prior team will not be permitted to claim the player off of waivers or sign the player to a new contract until the earlier of:

(i) one year from the date the trade was completed,
(ii) the July 1 following the last season of the player’s contract*

*excluding any unexercised option years

** FULL CBA EXPLANATION FOR ADDITIONAL TRADE RULES **

All-Star Adjustment
Prior to 2018, the trade deadline was held on the Thursday after the NBA All-Star Game.

In February of 2017, Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins was traded immediately following the Feb. 19 game, where he had just represented the Kings for a third time (scoring three points).

Cousins, who had been eligible for a supermax extension at the time, was averaging 27.8 points, 10.7 rebounds, 4.9 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.3 blocks per game. He and Omri Casspi were dealt to the New Orleans Pelicans for Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway and a pair of Draft picks. The Pelicans and Kings both played Feb. 23, giving the five players three days to land in their new homes.

The deal's timing presented a logistical minefield for the players, their teammates, coaches and the various behind-the-scenes staffers coordinating the transition. Burbling trade rumors regarding Cousins also shaded the questioning during the NBA's All-Star weekend as well.

Per the official release:

With the new placement of the trade deadline, teams will be able to settle their rosters before the All-Star break and avoid the disruptions that result from players joining new teams just as practices and games are beginning to resume following the All-Star break.

When the trade deadline date change was announced in July of 2017, as part of the annual Board of Governors meeting in July, Commissioner Adam Silver further explained the reasoning for the shift.

"The motivation for moving the trade deadline before All-Star was the sense that it was more unsettling to have a player traded right after the All-Star break," Silver said at the 2017 NBA Summer League. "That All-Star break would've been an opportunity for the player to move himself, his family, get their family readjusted, and get adjusted to the new team, when they would have that four- or five-day period to do that. There was really no magic to it -- it was something we had discussed for several years."

As for the potential roster complications stemming from a cross-conference trade involving a (potential) All-Star taking place prior to the game itself, Silver added:

"We talked about it with the owners and decided rather than having a hard-and-fast rule, let's make the decision at the time. It hasn't happened very often. It's something that has come up before and we'll deal with it when it happens."

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The NSNBA Has now have some new edition to NSNBA offseason.
New Edition To NSNBA Offseason.
1. Player Retirements.
2. Hall Of Fame Ceremony
3. Team Rearrangement (This Is when we decide to switch conferences, for ex (I went to switch with Erantan
on the east/west)
4. Clearing Teams (This Is Where I Check your active very much. It Not active for a total of 8 Days.
u will be Replaced if u have no reason to not active.)
5. NSNBA Draft Combine (At the combine, college basketball players are measured and take medical tests, are interviewed, perform various athletic tests and shooting drills, and play in five-on-five drills for an audience of National Basketball Association (NSNBA) coaches, general managers, and scouts. Athletes attend by invitation only.)
6. Pre Draft Workouts (Pre-draft training is a part of any agent's pitch, and it has taken on an insane amount of importance for draft-eligible players.)
7. NBA DRAFT
(This is when U draft your players from Collages. U have A Choice to Tell Your Owner of the team to do it.)
Player/Team Option To stay on team (A team option grants the original team the right to keep a player for another year. If a player has a three-year contract with an option for the fourth season, that means if the option is exercised (by the team in this example), the contract extends through the fourth season.)
8. Free Agency
9. Summer League
(The NBA Summer League, also known as the Las Vegas Summer League, is an off-season competition organized by the National Basketball Association. NBA teams come together to try out different summer rosters instead of their regular season line-ups, including rookie, sophomore and G League affiliate players.)
10. Nike Hoop Summit (The Nike Hoop Summit is an international men's basketball all-star game sponsored by Nike, held once a year since 1995, except from 2001-2003, which features the USA Basketball Men's Junior Select Team against a World Select Team of international players.)
11. Training Camp (This Is When U Send Your players to camp To work on their weakness on the basketball court)


NS NBA HISTORY (these are alternative years)

Years

Finals Matchup

Winner

Runner Ups

2015

Bralian federation VS Greater Felter

Bralian federation

Greater Felter

2016

Endorga VS The Islands of Tonga

The Islands of Tonga

Endorga

2017

East SakhlinVS Glacikaldr

East Sakhlin

Glacikaldr

2018

Rwekazaland VS Bralian federation

Rwekazaland

Bralian federation

2019

The southern isles of dreyse VS The Western Adjus Islands

The southern isles of dreyse

The Western Adjus Islands

2020

Rwekazaland VS Empire of Beldemark

Rwekazaland

Empire of Beldemark

2021

Rwekazaland VS Darrinusilm

Rwekazaland

Darrinusilm

2022

Rwekazaland VS War peace 123

War peace 123

Rwekazaland

2023

Kingdom Of Casetaria VS Ancapstands

Ancapstands

Kingdom Of Casetaria

2024

War peace 123 VS Ancapstands

War peace 123

Ancapstands

2025

Missouria VS Stollberg-Stolberg

Missouria

Stollberg-Stolberg

2026

Bala Mantre VS War peace 123

Bala Mantre

War peace 123

2027

Rwekazaland VS Franco-British-American Empire

Rwekazaland

Franco-British-American Empire

2028

SCP Faudation VS Cong ress Poland

SCP Faudation

Cong ress Poland

2029

Korolk VS Jodilee

Korolk

Jodilee

2030

Neuer Deutsches Reich VS Austro-Hungarian Slavia

Neuer Deutsches Reich

Austro-Hungarian Slavia

2031

Baobab-Bumbaria VS Vextinia

Baobab-Bumbaria

Vextinia

If Unicorns Existed in Skaraborg VS Republica Guilleana

If Unicorns Existed in Skaraborg

Republica Guilleana

Rwekazaland VS Missouria

Rwekazaland

Missouria

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