1.) Cap number - It has been reported to be in the 92 to 95 million range. With an extension the cap number is likely to be over $100 million. 2.) Amortization. Amortized bonuses can only be prorated over four years. In 2005 they were allowed to be prorated over 5 years. If the CBA were extended, they would be prorated over the life of the contract or 7 years, whichever is the shorter time period. 3.)Limited salary increases. The 30% rule will take effect. Future increases in a player's salary is limited to 30 percent of a player's base salary in 2006 plus his LTBE incentives. Example - A player whose 2006 base salary was 1,000,000, the maximum increase from year to year for the rest of his contraact could be no more than 300,000(30% of 1 million). Paraphrasing eaglescap - "for the purposes of the 30% rule salary is defined as base salary, plus roster bonus, plus LTBE incentive. Signing bonuses do not count in calculation for the 30% rule, but prorations from option bonuses do. 4.) June 1 has no significance - Clubs are usually able to cut players from their roster after June 1 to defer some of the dead-money hit to the following league year. With no salary cap in 2007, whenever a club releases a player in 2006 all of his unamortized signing bonus proration will hit the 2006 cap 5.) LTBE/NTLBE incentives - NLTBE incentives won't count against the 2006 cap until they're earned. LTBE incentives will count against the cap until they cannot be earned. Adamjt13 provides this example - "So, for example, if a team has $500,000 of cap room late in the season and a player is approaching an NLTBE incentive that would earn him $1 million, the team has to open up another $500,000 of cap room when he earns it. On the other hand, if a player has an LTBE incentive, that money becomes available under the cap as soon as it can't be earned (for example, if a player is put on IR before reaching the necessary statistics to earn the incentive). 6.) Free agency - At the end of the 2006 League players will need 6, not 4 accrued seasons, in order to become an UFA Edited to number the factors and to add the free agency factor.