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01-06-2013, 07:37 PM
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Originally Posted by broadwayblue View Post
The thought would be that player X (superstar) is leaving his current team regardless of the deal they can offer him. So rather than letting him walk as a UFA for nothing and signing a 7 year deal with a new team, he signs the allowable 8 year deal with his current team, who then deals him to his desired destination for some package of players, picks and/or prospects. The question is whether this is allowed in the new CBA.
Exactly. Superstars. Do you know how rare that scenario is? How many players in this league get signed to 7/8 year deals?

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