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IS ROOKIE WAGE A BIGGER CONCERN TO NBA THAN OPENING CBA?
Published March 18, 1998
In Philadelphia, Timothy Dwyer writes when NBA owners meet Monday in Texas, they "are supposed to talk about" reopening the CBA, but that "a more difficult matter" is correcting the rookie salary cap, "a mistake that, if allowed to continue, could crash the NBA economy." Dwyer writes that the rookie cap and three-year guaranteed contract has caused "chaos in the league." Dwyer: "[T]he owners must change that rule. To save their game and their league. Or else players with promise ... are going to drive the salary structures so high the league will collapse, one small-market team at a time" (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 3/18).