1st-How is it determined which franchise you get?
2nd-When do you guys plan on doing this?
3rd-Just out of curiosity, why use the actual tax line, when in reality that isn't necessarily the limit each team is constrained by? At the very least, the apron is the "real" limit, and for some teams (who haven't used the full mle) they can go as high as they want. Just seems arbitrary.
1. There's a lottery. The GM with the best pick in that lottery selects their franchise. Then, players are drafted in reverse order of that lottery. So, the team that selects their franchise first gets last pick of players. Also, this draft does NOT snake; the draft order is the same in every round.
2. That's still to be decided. We need to gauge interest, and then we'll figure out a schedule. It will start in the next two weeks, though.
3. There's not a lot that's arbitrary about it. Teams were given their actual payroll or the luxury tax, whichever was higher. The vast majority of teams don't spend up to the tax, so they're actually being given a handicap here. If, however, we play with significantly less than 30 franchises, we may bump the budgets up a little.