July 5, 2013. That’s less than six months from now.
You can make a reasoned argument that anything that happens this season won’t influence the long term future of the franchise as much as what happens in early July.
Everyone needs to add new players. The salary cap for 2013-2014 is $64.3 million. Most teams will need deep cuts to comply.
Each team has two potential buyouts. They must be used this summer or next.
Sour faces will abound ...