The first thought that comes to mind on this subject if this were to happen would be the Player Agents throwing themselves out of windows because they wouldn’t be able to pay for their Rolexes or Mercedes…all kidding aside. What would the NBA be like if this were to happen?
Would there be ……..
I am curious to see what rest of the Pacer nation thinks about on this topic, and who knows maybe someone in an NBA front office will take notice.
- A better salary cap and more workable luxury tax? Having the salary cap in place every year like the NFL gives your bigger contracted player much more flexibility to show just how much HE cares about winning compared to Greed. Being able to restructure shows more good will to your commitment to winning and to your organization. Teams would then be able to slot their players into dollar slots on the pecking list. Trading players between teams would then become much easier because of the contract flexibility.
- More competitive teams, and yet better front offices that would have to actually manage a teams finances .Owners such as Mark Cuban or Micky Arison would no longer have a selling advantage such as the no state income tax that routinely draws the top name players to an area or a specific team. Teams could easily slot players with large or small $$ amounts, but when was the last time a team with a VERY high payroll (see the Knicks and Mavericks) won a World Championship. No, by the nature of the beast teams will have to actually scout the colleges for better role players for their teams.
- Sensible contracts due only to the players actual skill , no longer would agents of certain star players be able to hold up teams because they want one of their less gifted clients to get a decent contract. Yeah, that never happens….The NBA scouting camps that happen after the college season has completed would then become more of an NFL scouting combine. A controlled environment that coaches and trainers could actually accurately rate the basketball skills instead of the dunking ability. They would also be able to give better psychological evaluations on each player wanting to enter the draft. Those evaluations would be worth their weight in gold.
- The bottom line is that players would then have to perform night in and night out and not mail in a game. In the pre-free agent days players actually worried about their job security. Shouldn’t they now?