If handing out long term contracts carry over to the new CBA
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07-20-2012, 05:16 AM
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They are not being paid that at 40 years of age....at this point they are being paid 1 million....Their cap hit is still the average amount of their salary over the term of their contract.
Going to the yearly paid amount as the cap hit would correct this....if the player gets 20 million his first year then that is his cap hit for that year.
Or maybe something like: Only 10 percent max of a contract can be a signing bonus....so a 10 year 100 million contract would be max of 10 million signing bonus and it could be spread over the length of the contract in any way.
Well, duh. Thats the issue with it. The caphit. Actual salary means nothing to us as fans. And having salary=caphit wouldnt work either. It would allow teams to backload deals, load up with stars, and deal with the consequences later on (think the reverse of what they do now ~ 1m this year and 12m in 14 years). Presumably they win a few championships in this time, and the current GM is long gone before he has to deal with the problems.
Restricting term is the best was to curb this.
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