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uprightciti
07-01-2011, 07:19 AM
My question is now that the lock out is official

does that help or hurt the free agent market
players in contract years now face deals for far less than they would have pre lockout

ie: nene, shannon brown, etc.

in my opinion as a free agent as soon as the lock out ends i would want to be with a team that will win especially if there is a 30% rollback on salaries and you would get a nice playoff/finals bonus

this lock out will only narrow the market not expand it

king4day
07-01-2011, 10:08 AM
Do we know how contracts will play out should there be a shortned season?
If they play 30 games only, are contracts reduced based on games played?

I think it'll hurt FA's this year though. West might not have time to work out a long term deal and have to play just the one season.

nycericanguy
07-01-2011, 12:04 PM
Do we know how contracts will play out should there be a shortned season?
If they play 30 games only, are contracts reduced based on games played?

I think it'll hurt FA's this year though. West might not have time to work out a long term deal and have to play just the one season.

Most def, otherwise the players would have nothing to lose by waiting out this lockout.

Players are not being paid, and their salaries are yearly, so they will be prorated based on how many games they play.

mzgrizz
07-01-2011, 12:59 PM
Has to hurt the FA's