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11-25-2012, 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by vokiel View Post
Yes. All contracts would be voided and any form of interactions between teams to try to regulate salaries (including the draft in general) would be liable under the anti-thrust laws as price fixing. It would be a massive free for all just like the soccer leagues in Europe.
I don't see how contracts themselves would be voided under decertification. Contracts are legally binding on both parties involved. The CBA did not create contract law. Contract law existed regardless of the CBA and thus the contracts need to be respected. The purpose of the CBA was to bring order to the the things that were either not regulated by contract law or modify certain aspects of contract law. Upon decertification the only thing left would be the contracts between the players and the teams and the contents of those contracts would still need to be respected. The CBA itself, which is the mechanism that controlled all the various interactions, would be voided. Therefore, there would be no salary cap; Gomez's contract could be bought out without any repercussions; any unsigned player (RFA or not) could sign with any team of his choosing; any drafted player not yet signed could sign with any team of his choice; etc.

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