Has this CBA put an end to back-loaded cap circumvention contracts in the future?
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01-06-2013, 05:44 PM
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There is no way they retroactively go after contracts that were legal under the old CBA. All new contracts will have to abide by the new variance rules, but just as the existing long term contracts that exceed the new length limit will be grandfathered, so will the existing front loaded contracts.
The new CBA does allow front loading of contracts, but has much tighter limits on overall term and variance from year to year. I think this is a reasonable compromise as it allows teams some leeway in how they structure their contracts.
I doubt they would 'go after' contracts to void them, just ensuring that money paid = cap paid when a player's career is over.
That just ensures the level playing field that the cap was supposed to bring and no team had an advantage over another financially.
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