Posted by: L.K.Anderson on June 6th, 2011The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
The old CBA has but a few weeks to live. What changes would you like to see? Mine would be one of the guarentee contracts. Remember the problems that Steph Marbury caused the Knicks a couple of years ago? He was told to stay away from the team because of the problems he caused. They finally bought out his contract for Millions and after waviers he was free to sign with another team. First of all if this happened to any of us on our job we would be fired and unemployed. Second he gets to sign with another team for more money. They already paid him for the balance of his contract. And which teams get to sign him? It is his choice and probably the five best teams that year. Does anyone in their right mind think this is fair? NBA needs to have like the MLB has with arbitration. When a player is offered a new contract and he feels he should be paid more it goes to arbitration. This jury like group looks at everthing from stats to whatever and rules for the team or the player. Marbury was a bad boy. Knicks should have won the arbitration and had him bought out at minimal costs. And instead of resigning right away his contract was bought out for two years. He was paid so after the two years is up he gets to sign with another team as a free agent. Now the Pistons want to get rid of Hamilton because he does not fit anymore. His buyout is 25Million. They could eat that salary and he would be free to sign with another club. Again the buyout is for two years and he has been paid. He would have to sit out for two years before signing with another team as a free agent. The new CBA is looking at what is called a Amnesty clause that would allow a buyout but not count aganst the cap or something like that. So my idea would be to change this rule of the guarentee contract like that of Marbury. What rule would you like to see changed? By the way the grammar police ar welcome. Thanks
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