Smokey, thought of something today that IMO you should look ahead to. If we get started by say this weekend then our season will end in early April. The current NBA season ends around April 16th, last year WIS had the current NBA season (pre-D updates) in the database the day after the season ended. If we start the draft during our playoffs again then we would be somewhere mid-draft when the players are released and we are unlikely to get the D updates, but if D updates DO happen in the middle of our draft then some players will have a jump in salary.
IMO you should announce pre-draft if the 13-14 players will be available or off limits, and if they are available then I guess its on the individual owners what to do if a salary change occurs before the league starts. But I wonder what happens if someone builds a squad and enters it, but there is a delay to start the league and the salary changes put an owner over the cap AFTER the team is built but BEFORE the league kicks off?