I apologize for my ignorance up front. I have been reading in several articles how teams "need to be careful" in handing out contracts because of the CBA expiring, as if to suggest that if for some reason the CBA reduced the salary cap, the teams would be stuck with the new contracts. Is this what the concern is? And if so, why wouldn't there be a clause to buy out the contracts like last time? I don't understand why teams should care about the new CBA when figuring out contracts now, since it seems any new CBA would have a clause to deal with any possible situation. Am I missing something more serious?