The pandemic has showed us that this is required moreso than ever. The salary cap will be down next year due to COVID, yet the salary numbers will stay the same, putting teams in a financial bind. I think that contracts should be structured as percentage, that way the players contracts will be reflective of the success of the league. If the league does poorly one year, then the contracts will be reflected thusly in relation to the salary cap. This also incentivizes players to make the league more watchable and enjoyable.
NBAPA would obviously never agree cause they could lose money.
But they could also agree on a higher cap year to year than it would normally be
I don’t think the players would agree
I would support this idea, and players most of the time (barring global pandemic) will see their money go up, not down, on a year-by-year basis. I think the owners would be the ones against this? Being able to sign a player for long term when the cap is
how does this work with going over the cap using Bird rights?
No, guaranteed money is better than potential money. The NBPA would never agree to that in the CBA. Moreover, agencies would fight against that because they lose money.