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11-03-2012, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by thinkwild View Post

So far, this whisper rumour campaign that the owners are contemplating doing the right thing that everyone realizes is necessary if they are to compromise to get a deal rather than scorch the earth for one, doesnt really sound like much as usual. To make whole player contracts in this first year only, a year where there is no chance of them getting their full contracts anyway because the season will be shortened, and contracts pro-rated, and thus whole value only a portion of full value is a typically misleading offer from the offers. Hopefully there's more behind it than that.
It would still be better for both sides. Owners aren't making revenues because the league is shut down. Players aren't getting paid, so they'd get the prorated salaries of whatever remains of the season at the 'make whole' level, which ostensibly is higher than 50/50. It will be interesting to see the details.

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