Originally Posted by West Coast NBA Fan
Ok, then how about a rule that stipulates that all contracts that exceed 3 years have an out clause after the 3rd year but that the owners can only trigger the out clause on 2 over the course of a 10 year cba? That way, 90% of the players with long term contracts get the whole 4 or 5 year deal and the owners can opt out of the two big mistakes that they will at some point make.
Also, the players are now protected in case they get injured in years 1, 2 or 3. Even if they happen to have the contract that gets tossed, they still have 3 years of pay to fall back on.
Why not just restrict length of contracts and remove contract guarantees..... Wouldn't that be less complicated and less punishing of a select few?