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11-09-2012, 08:52 AM
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The players' pay has always been based on their share of the HRR. So they were never guaranteed the face value of their contracts - if the players' share of the HRR wasn't enough to satisfy the contracts then they took a hit. Also - I think a couple of years they actually got more money than the face value of their contracts b/c of the value of the players' share.

With that said, I don't like the idea of the owners signing huge contracts over the summer and then trying to rollback the players' HRR % to a level that it currently means the players will be paid a lot less than they were anticipating.

I think they either have to go to a slower decrease in the players' HRR share (so it's more likely there will be enough $ to pay the players' contracts) or get the extra money some other way.

Even if the players were never guaranteed their contracts, when they signed they could reasonable expect revenue to continue rising (or at least not decreasing a lot).

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