Originally posted by lamontb:
Originally posted by crzy:
NBA needs unguaranteed contracts, so it can weed out the lazy players and the malcontents, and everyone who underperforms while taking up a huge portion of his team's salary cap.
I wonder if the owners are gonna push for that if so it might be the end of basketball for a long time b/c the players would be stupid to give that up. A lot of these teams just got to do better. Like I'm a Zards fan I mean anyway you cut Arenas getting 108 million just wasn't smart
This is a curious argument because teams have a minimum salary that they have to meet as well. Therefore, if the "zards" were to cut Arenas they would have to give that money to someone else, which 99.9% certainty deserves the money more than he does. So the argument that the owners can make is the pie is gonna be the same size, but will be divided up between the players that most deserve it in that particular year versus decisions made 6 years ago.
The players will argue that the owners the are the ones that gave out the contract in the first place. They signed the contract, they should live with it. Owners should not be allowed protection from their own dumb decisions.