DiminishingSkills wrote:Hi Oktane wrote:Teams wouldn't have the cap room to clear if they hadn't made poor investments to begin with.
Agree to a point, in a general "sleep in the bed you made" sense. But it's not good for the game to have, say, Washington in the tank for six years because they stupidly (which was true in real time, and has become only more so as time has progressed) gave Arenas $102 kabillion. The punishment really doesn't fit the crime. I'm not sure the pendulum needs to (or will) swing all the way to NFL-style year-to-year contracts, but there has to be a way for teams to recover when circumstances make a seemingly good deal turn terrible. (And there's some incentive for the players to get on board with that approach, as the money Agent Zero steals from the Wiz is money that can't be paid to other, more deserving players -- particularly true if the league moves towards a hard cap.)
The NBA did institute the Allan Houston amnesty rule a while back, where I believe a team could void a large contract on a one-time basis. You don't hear anything about that rule anymore.