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10-27-2012, 09:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Kirk Muller View Post
as far as i know, every where i read and heard, they say he gets his signing bonus because thats kind of the definition of a signing bonus. Getting the money to sign the contract.

as for the rest of the contract, the poster would be right. The contracts exists, just unenforceable at the moment.
This is probably the more succinct, most accurate rendition of the argument.

You get the "Signing Bonus" because you signed.

The lack of a current CBA doesn't nullify player contracts, it just makes them (temporarily, unless the league disappeared) unenforceable. They still exist, and if the league/player decided to perform the contract (end CBA dispute) the parties are binded by its terms.

The transition of CBA requirements makes things a little trickier, and I'm far to uninformed to know the nuances, but simply put, the contracts are still valid.

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