RFA's in new CBA?(RFA contra arbitration)

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  1. Ola

    Ola Registered User Sponsor

    Apr 10, 2004
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    Have anyone heard any details on how the RFA situation will look in the new CBA?

    With a hardcap RFA's gets a new dimension. Offer a player more then his team have left of cap room and they can't match it. But this could be solved with a little constructive work, for example teams could be allowed to match a offer on one of their players over their cap level. The sum they would pass the cap level would then be saved and included next year or something like that.

    If the CBA includes a linkage however I can't see why a reasonable scale for RFA's can't be used. I personally think that a RFA system that works would be a much better alternative then arbitration. With the right compensation scale teams will sign players they find valuble. These players will be paid more. Instead of in a arbitration system where players with good numbers in the regular season gets paid more.

    One alternative is to have a weighted compensationscale that would help lower paid players. Ex. a offer from 500k-1000k a 3rd round pick. 1000k-1800k a 2nd round pick. 1800-2200 a 2nd and a 3rd. 2200-2400 a 1st round pick. 2400-2600 a 1st and a 2nd round pick. 2600k-3000k two 1st round picks. Then a additional 1st round pick for each additional 500k.
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