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Why Maloofs want shorter NBA contracts

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07:53 AM ET 10.02 | Kings co-owners Joe and Gavin Maloof -- neither of whom was in New York ??? are among the owners pressing for shorter guaranteed contracts. They continue to believe that signing Chris Webber to a maximum seven-year, $122 million contract in 2001 damaged the franchise for years. But they also refused to align with hard-line colleagues who, at least before the weekend, appeared ready to sacrifice the season. The reasons are obvious. Canceling 2011-12 would be a monumental momentum-killer for encouraging ticket sales and the prospects of a new arena.

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October 2, 2011  09:30 AM ET

How about saying "No, Chris ... we will sign you for only 4 years." See? That was easy! And you can do that without losing an entire season.

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October 2, 2011  09:35 AM ET

I believe the NBA should move toward the NFL type of contract. So, if a team doesn't want the guy, he gets released and the team owes him nothing.

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October 2, 2011  09:46 AM ET

Well I can see the point ...

Last CBA it was sign your FA to a MAX ... (ie; Redd / MILW, Weber / SACR ) ...

or lose him to another team for Little or Nothing in return ... (ie: LBJ for 2 picks that will be like 25+ picks ) ...

October 2, 2011  09:53 AM ET

Has there been any other cases like LBJ? Not bashing you ... I just can't remember a situation that damaged a team like Cleveland.

October 2, 2011  10:05 AM ET

There is no cure for stupidity, Bros.

October 2, 2011  10:28 AM ET

The Problem isn't the Contract length... It's who they're giving the contracts to.

October 2, 2011  10:28 AM ET

How about making better decisions with your contracts? Webber was a very GOOD player but not worth 122 million. The guy never played much D.

October 2, 2011  10:29 AM ET
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The Problem isn't the Contract length... It's who they're giving the contracts to.

Exactly, they just don't want to be accountable for their mistakes.

October 2, 2011  10:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

How about making better decisions with your contracts? Webber was a very GOOD player but not worth 122 million. The guy never played much D.

This.

October 2, 2011  10:31 AM ET

What's up, Pimpston?

October 2, 2011  10:32 AM ET

NBA contracts shouldn't be guaranteed.

October 2, 2011  10:34 AM ET
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NBA contracts shouldn't be guaranteed.

Agreed.

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October 2, 2011  10:38 AM ET

Same with all sports.

October 2, 2011  10:38 AM ET

Arenas wasn;t really a 1 hit wonder, Guam.

October 2, 2011  10:39 AM ET

Jerome James is a perfect example. He had 1 good playoff series and got paid.

 
October 2, 2011  10:40 AM ET

Curry doesn't suck, he got blacklisted by his owner and coach in NY.

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