The 2022 edition of NBA free agency is mostly over, but front offices still have plenty of work ahead. Beyond filling out their remaining open roster spots and continuing scout work on the 2023 draft class, they must plan for the long-term future, too.
In particular, the 2025 offseason has the potential to upend the NBA landscape, much like the halcyon summer of 2016 did.
The NBA’s national television rights package expires after the 2024-25 season, and the league could be looking at a massive windfall in its new deal. Last March, CNBC’s Jabari Young reported that the NBA would “seek a $75 billion rights package, up from its current $24 billion deal, which pays $2.6 billion per year.”
If the league succeeds in that mission, the salary cap will soar in the ensuing years.
“I think there’s going to be a huge jump,” longtime