I have a question reguarding a scenario. Is it possible? Prohibited by the CBA? Basically, once the arbitrator makes his ruling, is that the only contract the player and the team can come to an agreement on? Player A wants a contract of three years, six mllion dollars but cant find an agreement with the team. Which is offering 3 years 1.5 million He decides to go to arbitration in attempt to ensure a contract in time for a season. The arbitrator rules that the team must make a one year offer of 1.8 million or the player becomes UFA. The team calls the player up and says "We think this ruling is fair and would really like to get you signed, would you agree to a 3 year 5.6 (yes i know 1.8 * 3 isnt 5.6)" Player A thinks his is a fine idea and the two have themselves an agreement.