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11-03-2012, 06:48 AM
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it sounds like the players will cave on all but one issue.
the players want the current contracts to be paid in full with no reductions. The league offered that the players contracts will reduce at the cost to the players.
The league has now offered to split that cost. Now that they are all talking about the money issue, things might still be salvaged. The league, it seems is willing to move off their " best offer ever made stance" But remember one of the key issues hiding in the background is the max contract length to 5 years. This is the one HUGE inflation club the players have used to drive the price up and up, as the GM's were able to HUGE front end loaded contracts. WE all know that many of those long 8-12 year contracts will not be fully done by the players as in the last 3-4 years are for CHEAP money and the player will likely just retire. Of course this hand shake agreement in NOT in the contract.
This CBA loophole is the biggest reason why the players money just came back to high levels after giving away 24% last time.
You can't trust the GM's to not use the loophole.

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