August 26, 2005

The NBA's CBA is up.: Here are some highlights:
The Karl Malone provision.
The Qyntel Woods rule.
The Manute Bol rule.
Oh, and no-trade clauses no longer exist. Players get "trade bonuses" now instead.

posted by lilnemo to basketball at 03:13 PM - 9 comments

WOW-its going to take a while to read through this one! I do like the Idea of "Trade bonuses" Happy reading!

posted by daddisamm at 03:21 PM on August 26, 2005

Guess I was thinking of a different Karl Malone provision.

posted by yerfatma at 03:46 PM on August 26, 2005

(b) A Player Contract entered into by a player who has eight (8) or more Years of Service in the NBA and who has rendered four (4) or more Years of Service for the Team entering into such Contract may contain a prohibition or limitation of such Teamís right to trade such Contract to another NBA Team. No-trade clauses apparently can still exist, but it becomes something like baseball based on longevity in the league and with the team.

posted by graymatters at 04:20 PM on August 26, 2005

Dan Rosenbaum's got a pretty concise breakdown that he updated with the official signing.

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:44 AM on August 27, 2005

how is that the qyntel woods rule? he wasn't fighting dogs in the lockerroom

posted by markovitch at 12:40 PM on August 27, 2005

how is that the qyntel woods rule? Its not immediately obvious because the permalinks for each section are so close together, but the "Qyntel Woods Rule" I'm referring to is Section 13:

Section 13. Motor Vehicles. At the commencement of each Season, and if the player owns or operates any motor vehicle, the player will provide the Team with proof that the player possesses a valid driverís license, registration documents, and insurance for any such vehicle.
Which is in reference to an incident where Qyntel was pulled over by a cop, had no drivers license or proof of insurance, but tried to use his rookie trading card as identification.

posted by lilnemo at 01:09 PM on August 27, 2005

oh. i'd forgotten that one... and I live in Portland. I guess the jailblazers just got in trouble too many times to remember them all. I think the next big blazer crime will involve Darius Miles and a tranny--- like eddie murphy back in 1992

posted by markovitch at 03:21 PM on August 27, 2005

A transistor? Electronic hijinks? Do tell.

posted by Hugh Janus at 10:14 AM on August 29, 2005


posted by markovitch at 10:26 AM on August 29, 2005

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