From the mailbag: Hi Chris, I have a simple idea to solve the guaranteed contracts issue and wanted your opinion… Make each contract guaranteed for the first 2 years and allow each team to dump one player per year that has played for more than 2 years on their contract (in essence the last 3 years are not guaranteed but teams can only dump one guy per year if they so desire). A grossly overpaid player hurts the game, enrages fans, and can
By Chris Sheridan I’ve already given you my take on yesterday’s collective bargaining negotiations in New York. So we shall once again take a trip around the Internet to have a look at the views of the writers who have been closely covering this dispute. _ Ken Berger, CBSSports.com: “The only thing both sides agreed on after this latest round of posturing and semi-negotiating was that the players had come to the table with economic concessions the owners and NBA negotiators could live
By Chris Sheridan I made that prediction on the air yesterday afternoon in Los Angeles (early this morning in Lithuania) on the Mason and Ireland radio show, and the reason behind it comes down to two words: Common sense. Here is the link, and you can go have a listen yourself to hear more of my reasoning.
By Chris Sheridan NEW YORK — Here’s the dirty little secret about the NBA lockout, despite what both sides — the owners and the players — would have you believe: They are a lot closer to a settlement than most people realize. I know this because I talk regularly with a bunch of important people who tell me important things, and I am going to explain why I believe a settlement will be reached that will not only save the season, but also enable