At the risk of looking a little ignorant, I'm going to admit that I really still don't know much about the financial side of the NBA. I understand players, and I understand basketball and strategy and all that. But I don't really know the basics of salary cap, luxury tax, assumable contracts, large markets getting to spend more than small markets, cap space, etc.

I was wondering if someone could send me to an article or two that does a good job of explaining it simply. Now, don't send me something 10 pages long--I won't read it, probably for the same reason I haven't taken the time to figure all this stuff out yet. But I do think I'm ready to learn a little Financial 101. Thanks for any help you guys can give.