Geek, I appreciate that you have studied this issue in considerable detail for your thesis. Please keep us posted in this or any other appropriate thread, as developments in this matter warrant. You are a unique resource for the "zone" in this matter.
Originally posted by TexasNiner: Sweet. This is desperately needed. Finally, teams will be able to draft for true need without worrying about who a rook's agent is...
And this is a critical piece of the puzzle. With a fixed amount assigned to each slot, the agents are taken right out of the game. No posturing, no holdouts, no gross overpayments for unknown potential.
Originally posted by jimbagg: Geek, I appreciate that you have studied this issue in considerable detail for your thesis. Please keep us posted in this or any other appropriate thread, as developments in this matter warrant. You are a unique resource for the "zone" in this matter.
No worries. Sport Economics is something I find very interesting, and hope to seek a career in it in due time.
Edit: Also, my sources for the thesis wasn't huffingtonpost, fox news, or fan forums. Academic economic papers (Journal of Economics, Journal of Sports Economics, etc) were used as sources for my research.
I've long been an advocate of a rookie pay scale, along with shorter rookie contracts. I'd be fine with a team loading all sorts of incentives into a rookie contract but the guaranteed money is ridiculous. I also think making rookie contracts shorter is a good thing too. Means teams aren't stuck with busts for a long time and players who exceed their value can renegotiate sooner.
Also sounds like there might be progress on extending the CBA as well, which is also good news.
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