Ceiling for a ceiling: Next season’s salary cap could be $74.5M

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In what may be a best-case scenario, the 2016-17 salary cap ceiling could go as high as $74.5 million for the 2016-17 season.

(This season’s mark is $71.4M, so that’s about a $3.1 million increase … potentially.)

That’s the number stemming from Monday’s Board of Governors meetings, via various reporters including ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun.

Keep in mind that the final number could change quite a bit.

Assuming that ends up being the ceiling, which teams should be the happiest and which ones may be scrambling for funds?

Note: While the cap was discussed, expansion came up, though it sounds like it was very preliminary.