2012-2013 Offseason Thread III (Now with Bonus Offseason!)
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01-04-2013, 01:07 PM
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I am not trying to congratulate the league at all. The more I think about it the more I think saying the league created the problem isnt exactly fair. Its a problem that was always going to arise given the contract rules agreement between the league and the players. Competition being what it is it only takes one to start the snowball of cap circumventing deals.
Then we won't agree on this part which is fine. Front loaded contracts were crafted by GMs to pay their best players fair salaries with lower cap hits. The players didn't ask for their extra years worth $1 million and $550K. That's money they never expect to see. It's purely a cap move by a GM and owner which IMO by definition is a problem created by the league. The snowball effect was created by additional GMs realizing it was a perfect situation for them as well ... again ... the GM and the owners choosing to take advantage of the loophole to circumvent the cap.
I still say this is a non issue though. Do you not agree the league and PA have essentially agreed on this issue. We're talking a razor thin difference between what the two are asking for. I think it's important to say again I can't see how you could say either side is better on this issue than the other. We've arrived at the compromise. Two morons out front not saying it's finished is a different argument.
There are significantly more important issues that aren't close with a major one being pension. Like I already said, I don't agree with the players trying to change the system. It wasn't broke, and salaries are just going up and up. They should be able to handle this as individual players.
I just think you're giving credit to the league when none is due. Both sides are at the finish line on this issue or at least that seems to be what most of the information I posted last night indicated. They're separated by 1/2 years on term, and the variance is pretty much ironed out. Seems to be they are just trying to settle on an exact percentage.
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