If there a few teams over the cap, they will be cutting back even more to get under it. Even if the cap is raised, teams will still be above it, so that means any free agents may not get what they are looking for in terms of dollars. The story this year in the FA market is the money teams are not offering to the bigger names.
That trend happened last year as well. We saw a few veteran players out price themselves out of a job. And I am sure that will take place once again.