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01-06-2013, 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by
Callys Chicken Parm
However, this was in the old CBA. The new CBA has a max variance. Teams will be much more hesitant when it comes to handing out big contracts now that they can't front-load them.
The max variance is of much less significance when you can only sign a player for 7 or 8 years. With the contract term limits there won't be many players approaching 40+ years going forward, who you want to only pay 1M or less in the final year or two. Most of the new deals on 26/27/28 year old UFAs will now bring them only to about age 35...so owners don't have nearly as much to worry about in the later years of the deal. That said, the max variance is still 50% of the highest year...so you could still see contracts like 8/8/7/7/6/6/5/4.
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