2012-13 Lockout Discussion Part VIII: "The 11th Hour" Edition
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12-06-2012, 01:07 PM
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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
But again, if an owner knows he will still be paying (and have a cap hit) of 5M or 6M per year for the final 3 or 4 years of a 12 year deal on an aging, fading star...and he still wants to offer that contract knowing full well he's going to hamstring his team down the road, that's just his stupidity, no? Why should the players have to protect the owners from themselves if they can't set a term/salary they are comfortable with and stick to it?
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