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    Does the NBA need to get rid of guaranteed contracts?

    I think so.

    I'd like the NBA to switch over to a hard salary cap and get rid of guaranteed contracts. I just feel teams should be able to go and get any free agent they want any year they want to. the NBA needs more parity. Low market teams should be able to have a shot at winning, too.

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    Absolutely. There is so much deadweight on NBA rosters.

    Of course, GM's could stop giving out these ridiculously long, high-priced contracts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint Brian View Post
    Absolutely. There is so much deadweight on NBA rosters.

    Of course, GM's could stop giving out these ridiculously long, high-priced contracts.
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    Time for some hootenanny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AIverson View Post
    I'd like the NBA to switch over to a hard salary cap and get rid of guaranteed contracts. I just feel teams should be able to go and get any free agent they want any year they want to. the NBA needs more parity. Low market teams should be able to have a shot at winning, too.
    Why would the players ever agree to this? Why would owners with teams that know how to run their franchise agree to this?

    Low market teams need to understand their position and run their team properly. It is tough to lure huge free agents to those cities so they need to build through the draft and make smart financial decisions.

    Changing the cap rules won't bring parity to the NBA because the same teams that make stupid decisions will still make them.

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    They should meet in the middle. The last year of every contract should only be half guaranteed. For example, the Knicks should have been able to pay half of Marbury's $20 million this year and he would have been free to go but with $10 million in his pocket. Most contracts that are killing teams are the ones like Wally S, McGrady, Marbury, LaFrentz, and other massive contracts. If the players were able to get half and the owners were able to cut half, it would be fair for both sides. It would be better than football where the teams get all the benefits.

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    Would love for this to happen, I read an article on ESPN by Hollinger or someone like that which suggested an merit-based system. Sounded pretty legit and you wouldn't have guys like Kenny Thomas and Nazr Muhammed making money while guys like Millsaps, Brandon Bass were making below what they were worth.

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    The NFL has it set the right way. Just as long as they can release someone at any time, this forces the players to play hard every night.

    There should be contracts with a certain amount of guaranteed money allowed, but for guys like Jerome James, you can get cut if you aren't living up to the contract.

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    Quote Originally Posted by king4day View Post
    The NFL has it set the right way. Just as long as they can release someone at any time, this forces the players to play hard every night.

    There should be contracts with a certain amount of guaranteed money allowed, but for guys like Jerome James, you can get cut if you aren't living up to the contract.
    Clapsies!

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    21 of 32 nba teams lost money this year. SOmething needs to change
    You've run into trouble now, son.

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    Players would never agree to uniform non-garuanteed contracts. You could have a lockout for the entire season, they still wouldn't do it. The CBA isn't made to protect players like Lebron and Kobe, in fact the rules limit them severely in the form of salary and term maxes. The CBA is designed to protect the Jerome James' and Jamaal Tinsleys of the league, because without their garuanteed basketball contracts, they've got nothing left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by masalex1205 View Post
    Would love for this to happen, I read an article on ESPN by Hollinger or someone like that which suggested an merit-based system. Sounded pretty legit and you wouldn't have guys like Kenny Thomas and Nazr Muhammed making money while guys like Millsaps, Brandon Bass were making below what they were worth.
    I don't like merit based contracts. Bonuses are cool, but not merit. If that happens, guys will shoot instead of pass and it turns into "getting mine".

    If a GM signs a player to a 5 year deal, they should be happy with that deal for 4 years. Before year 5, they can terminate but pay half his salary. The NFL way shows no integrity. If your boss hired somebody in your office for a one year deal and cut them in two months with no severance, that's BS. A GM has to be accountable for signing a contract.

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    The contracts have to be guaranted in any casy what could be done

    is if you buy out a player you can detract half of his salary of your cap-
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lo Porto View Post
    I don't like merit based contracts. Bonuses are cool, but not merit. If that happens, guys will shoot instead of pass and it turns into "getting mine".

    If a GM signs a player to a 5 year deal, they should be happy with that deal for 4 years. Before year 5, they can terminate but pay half his salary. The NFL way shows no integrity. If your boss hired somebody in your office for a one year deal and cut them in two months with no severance, that's BS. A GM has to be accountable for signing a contract.
    I wish I could find the article about this because the issue of players just trying to jack up their stats was addressed. Pay wouldn't be based on stats alone but also heavily on whether the team wins or not. It;'s not perfect but I still think with some adjusting it could be a vast improvement over the current system.

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    It sounds like it might be cool, but how would a GM or the league prepare for that? If LeBron makes $20 a year because his stats and his team wins, what about the other players who all would have higher pay because they won 66 games? It seems too hard to explain and hard for the fans to watch. At some point, there has to be salaries and then bonuses on top of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellcrooner View Post
    The contracts have to be guaranted in any casy what could be done

    is if you buy out a player you can detract half of his salary of your cap-
    They don't HAVE to be guaranteed. The only thing in the NFL that is guaranteed is your salary bonus.
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    DerekRE 3 just get the **** out. i mean no one takes you seriously and i bet im the only one with enough balls in my shorts to tell you to **** off. you're not a good poster. go **** yourself.

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