2012-13 Lockout Discussion Part VIII: "The 11th Hour" Edition
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12-06-2012, 01:03 PM
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There is no need for a contract term limit. Simply implement a strict policy preventing the salary from deviating by more than 10% or 20% per year (compared to ~50% at present) and the issue of cap circumvention is essentially resolved. Furthermore, require that any years beyond a certain age count against a team's cap, like the over 35 contracts now. If a team still wants to offer a lifetime contract to a player why should anyone have a problem with that? The only reason the owners want to implement all these limits is to protect them from themselves...but that's their problem.
It's not just cap circumvention at stake, it's also teams having to offer extra years for players they know won't compete at the end of the contract because the extra years is what gets them to sign.
"We'll deal with it later". Owners would rather it be prohibited under the CBA and not have to deal with it at all
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