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02-18-2013, 11:41 AM
Et le But
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As a Knicks fan...that Amare contract was stupid from day one, but it was logical at the time - the Knicks were desperate to have a player who other big names would want to play with. Basketball has the worst contracts outside of cap-free baseball, and that's because the one or two star players makes all the difference. Players are far from equal in hockey, but there's less of a divide between role players and the leagues better players in hockey. Even overpaid players in hockey tend to not hurt you too much, unless you are talking Gomez level overpaid.

In basketball where one or two max contracts are the difference between being a contender and the lotto, one bad contract, even if it's only by 1M, can kill you.

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