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01-08-2013, 04:22 PM
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Kaoz
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Originally Posted by Dr Quincy View Post
Refresh my memory.... every owner signed a contract with NBC, with arenas, with employees and with players for this season. Did they uphold those? Did they put games on NBC that I missed? Were players getting paid for the last 3 months?
Everyone of them was signed with the knowledge that a new CBA had to be hashed out and could mean a work stoppage in many cases, containing concessions for just that event.

I somehow doubt Thomas and his agent negotiated a 4 year contract admitting he'd opt out of playing the 4th. Most likely were he to state as much openly to Chiarelli he wouldn't have gotten the terms he did as Chiarelli no doubt paid him a bit more for the NTC'less 4th year. That's an assumption, but 99.99999% of time is how those things go.

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