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Old 07-08-2008, 04:10 AM   #16
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Default Re: Removing Guaranteed Contracts would make the NBA better

NFL teams would go bankrupt if they had gauranteed contracts. Too many injuries.

I agree with gauranteed contracts up to 3 years. Then have the next year be a team option, and the final year a player option. Anything over 5 years is too long, in my opinion. 5 years gauranteed is just ridiculous.
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Old 07-08-2008, 11:13 AM   #17
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I can see no downsides to that happening.

I can see a few. Chief among them no loyalty to players. Who wants to see Emmit Smith finish his career with the Cardinals, or Jerry Rice floating around from Oakland to Seattle to Denver because their team feels they can't afford them and even though the player won them championships in the past they dont want to pay up. Also we would probably have to do away with max deals if there is no guaranteed contract meaning players would be overpaid. The NBA's system isn't perfect but their CBA is better than any other league's.
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Old 07-08-2008, 11:19 AM   #18
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Default Re: Removing Guaranteed Contracts would make the NBA better

80% guranteed contracts would be better,at least giving teams with players who don't fit or can't be dealt elsewhere a little more flexibility to release them.
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Old 07-08-2008, 11:43 AM   #19
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Default Re: Removing Guaranteed Contracts would make the NBA better

I can see the upside if you have Raef LaFrentz, Zach Randolph and others but the majority of the league actually have good to decent contracts so who cares. Plus if you waive a player, yes he's still on your payroll, but when another team picks him up then his contract comes off your hands so it's basically the same thing.
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Default Re: Removing Guaranteed Contracts would make the NBA better

NBA games are way too damn expensive to attend due to the players making way to much money for playing.

Something needs to be done so players have something more than money to play for. There are only a handful of players that compete to win. I wish it could be based on performance, but then we'd have a bunch of ball hogs out there. You can damn well bet every single NBA Player would still play if they were making 100k a year. Who wouldn't?

Who knows what the best solution is...
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I can see a few. Chief among them no loyalty to players. Who wants to see Emmit Smith finish his career with the Cardinals, or Jerry Rice floating around from Oakland to Seattle to Denver because their team feels they can't afford them and even though the player won them championships in the past they dont want to pay up. Also we would probably have to do away with max deals if there is no guaranteed contract meaning players would be overpaid. The NBA's system isn't perfect but their CBA is better than any other league's.

You have a point, but is it really loyalty when its forced loyalty? Players like that are still going to be moved if the GM's want them moved. If you can move Larry Hughes at 15 mil a year for 40% shooting and like 7ppg, then you can move anybody.

More to the point, there ought to be some way to get rid of guys like Hughes, B. Wallace, Bobby Simmons, etc. who are making ridiculous amounts of money they aren't living up to. But you can't because of guaranteed contracts, and you pretty much have to jump through hoops to get rid of them, or wait for them to expire. 45-60 mil is a pretty hefty price to pay for a mistake, and it makes for a lot less entertaining basketball if your home team is stuck with a guy like that.

Maybe the Cavs still would have lost in the Finals last year, but they would have been a hell of a lot more entertaining if Hughes played like a 15mil guy.

Whether you're a Cavs fan or not, you should still have been rooting for an entertaining end to the season.

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