This is why the lockout will be loooong.
Old 02-28-2011, 10:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Murphy Reaches Buyout Agreement
Feb 28, 2011 00:19 AM EST

Troy Murphy has reached an agreement on a buyout with the Warriors, which is expected to be finalized on Monday.
Murphy is expected to choose between the Celtics and Heat after clearing waivers, according to Marc Stein. The Lakers and Knicks have not inquired about Murphy.

Portland also expressed interest, but the Celtics appear to be the favorite.

Read more: Murphy Reaches Buyout Agreement - RealGM Wiretap
The league has turned into four teams. As a player that "wants to win" , you are a fool to consider any other team. TV doesnt care about the health of the league, they just want as many Lakers/Heat/Boston/Knicks games they can get. Even when these teams sucked, they were on TV.

The other owners are not going to allow themselves to become farm teams to the the big 4.

The players finally have FULL say in where they play and they want to keep it.

If the NBA locks out, it will be for a long time. This is not about $$$, it's about principle.
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Old 02-28-2011, 10:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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said it before, i'll say it again...this whole league needs an enema

the sooner the better
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While I agree in some principle, an employee has the right to choose where he wants to work at the end of the day. Again, we do it all the time in our professional lives.

The problem is the cap in place right now is a joke. I'd have no problem at all if players decided to join up, take pay cuts to play on a team and work within the boundaries of a hard salary cap. The problem is, there are so many ways to circumvent that cap, that it's hard for poor teams to become rich and this is only one example.

Also, I'd put into play, that if you're a Free Agent, you have to sign a contract with an NBA team prior February 28th to be eligible to play for the team. Can't sign afterwards and play on the team. Exceptions for teams can be made (medical emergency e.g.) but something along the lines of that. Have teams actually use their rookies if they have to.
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nba is turning into mlb
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the nhl has cap on team salaries and no exceptions right?

I dont think teams should be able to go over the cap. Under no circumstances.
How is a team like Minny, or Portland, or Milwakee ever gonna compete with LA, or Boston.
I personally am sick of seeing the same 4 teams make it to the finals.
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because all the owners are bro-o-o-o-oke
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the nhl has cap on team salaries and no exceptions right?

I dont think teams should be able to go over the cap. Under no circumstances.
How is a team like Minny, or Portland, or Milwakee ever gonna compete with LA, or Boston.
I personally am sick of seeing the same 4 teams make it to the finals.
Hey! We can still make it over here, we're the chosen ones! At least, as soon as Oden gets back. Maybe by then the lockout will be over and the Lakers will be too old?

I completely agree on a harder salary cap. The buddy-buddy system with the Lakers has gone on for too long
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I will say that I am pleased that NY has loaded up as well, and that Boston has looked to extend their longevity, making it a much lmore difficult road for Miami and the three amigos that thought they were revolutionizing the league with what was at the time assumed to be a dynasty with multiple championships being only an inevitability.....

bring on the hard cap though....
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