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Free agency needs to be fixed by the NBA!! The home team needs an advantage

 

Don’t get me wrong I love the idea of free agency this is America after all.  With the current set up and thanks to Lebron, Wade and Bosh NBA free agenc y is going to ruin the NBA.  Pretty soon we are only going to have a 10-12 team league because all of these players now think it’s ok to be championship chasers and join other superstars and take the easy way out to get to the top. 

I personally feel that under the current NBA free agent system that the home team does not have the leverage needed to keep their players and/or superstars.  I think the NBA should a have a 2 part system to help the home teams retain players.

 

1st  as many people have talked about putting a franchise tag in effect. I think that should be able to be  used on the same player for up to 2 years in a row.  This might make that player think twice about not extending or taking the current offer from home team.

 

2nd the home team should be able to offer 2 more years on the max contract offered to the player along with the ability to offer 25% more per year than any other team can offer.

 

Example: The Nuggets could offer Melo 6 years at 20 million per year.

                 Teams trying to sign Melo could offer him 4 years at 15 million per year. 

                  So by leaving he would leave 60 milllion on the table for the life of the contract or 20 million over the 4 years.

 

This way if players really wanted to leave they would take a larger risk or have to work with the home team on a sign and trade. 

Thoughts or other ideas……

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