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12-12-2012, 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Gooch View Post
I just assumed you were blaming them for signing those contracts to begin with as I explained it was how the market was structured using the CBA. It was out of their hand unless they colluded with each other and that isnt allowed.
How do you resolve that fundamental tension however? The league wants to structure the market to both artificially lower player salaries but also enable each team to compete with one another freely. The owners seem to operate under the assumption that everything can be had cheaply (talent? rig the talent market! arenas? the public will fund it!) and that by suppressing those costs they will achieve the certainty and stability they crave, but by trying to structure an unfree market for talent create incentive structures and problems they can't foresee (i.e. the issue of long term contract liability and franchise sales.)

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