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ghost2most
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Solutions to Klutch
Spinoff thread. How do teams fight back against Lebron/Paul/Klutch?

Most of these ideas are probably not realistic but I'm throwing shite at the wall to see if anything sticks.

Ideas:

You can avoid signing Klutch clients but you can't stop them from switching once they're on the team.

Would it be possible to write language into the contract that if they sign with Klutch after signing their deal, a certain amount of money is void? Like an anti signing bonus?

Write language into the contract that the player cannot request a trade to Miami, NY, Brooklyn, LAL, LAC. Sort of like a no-trade clause but for the team's benefit.

Structure contracts so that if a player requests a trade, their contract is no longer guaranteed. They can be cut outright and go to their preferred destination but their team is not on the hook for their salary and the Lakers or whoever has to figure out a way to fit the new salary in.

Neither probably works. I think the best ultimate solution has to come at the league level.

In the Simmons/Harden/Davis situations an independent arbitrator needs to investigate any alleged tanking on the player's behalf. So if Simmons requests a trade and the Sixers say F you, and he pouts and becomes a cancer, this independent party investigates.

They could look for things like social media posts demanding trades, interview teammates/coaches, analyze statistics (pre-trade request vs. post-trade request). It gets hard because hustle isn't easy to quantifiably measure. But basically but sides could present evidence to why the player is/isn't sabotaging the team.

If they rule in favor of the team, Simmons forfeits his salary, is suspended from the league, ane the Sixers are given a cap exception to replace him.

Agents of players found guilty of sabotage are fined/suspended.


Again, none of these are realistic probably. But what would work, is the small markets to form an alliance and blackball Klutch to the best of their ability.

In the meantime, the Pels need to be smart. Do deep due diligence on all player acquisitions and try to select players who are not into the typical NBA start shite like terrible fashion and cheesy clubs.


brmark70816
LSU Fan
Atlanta, GA
Member since Feb 2011
7147 posts

re: Solutions to Klutch
Once James retires, the agency is going to lose a lot of sway and it will diminish somewhat. But it does what it is designed to do and Paul is an effective leader. He gets things done and gets the players where they want to go. I don't understand why they want to go certain places. But his clients seem overall happy.

Honestly I don't understand our organizational direction anyway. If it were me, the team would be all rookie contracts and I'd happily ship guys before they signed an extension. Klutch would love my FO..


TigerinATL
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Feb 2005
55674 posts

re: Solutions to Klutch
Boycott's never work and I'm not sure there are really any CBA remedies. The Player's Union certifies agents and it doesn't really make sense for the league to be the ones doing that. Even if they did, would the league really threaten to decertify Klutch? Boss Stern probably would have, but that doesn't seem like Silver's style.

The best solution is one the owners won't go for because they already made their decision on it. Player empowerment is a response to artificially low wages that are the result of max contracts. Max contracts are the result of teams being scared of the amount of power/responsibility given to a single player when Kevin Garnett got the first $100 million contract.

Imagine a system without max contracts where John Wall was making $60-$70 million instead of $40-$45. That single large contract could derail a franchise for the better part of a decade if catastrophic injury were to occur like it did with Wall, who also is a good illustration of "not quite a franchise player but he's the best you have so he gets the big money slot".

I just don't see the owners going away from max contracts over this.


cgrand
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re: Solutions to Klutch
quote:

You can avoid signing Klutch clients but you can't stop them from switching once they're on the team.

Would it be possible to write language into the contract that if they sign with Klutch after signing their deal, a certain amount of money is void? Like an anti signing bonus?

Write language into the contract that the player cannot request a trade to Miami, NY, Brooklyn, LAL, LAC. Sort of like a no-trade clause but for the team's benefit.

Structure contracts so that if a player requests a trade, their contract is no longer guaranteed. They can be cut outright and go to their preferred destination but their team is not on the hook for their salary and the Lakers or whoever has to figure out a way to fit the new salary in.

none of that is possible, the standard player contract is a collectively bargained terms and conditions. only variables are years/money/options


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SlowFlowPro
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re: Solutions to Klutch
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The best solution is one the owners won't go for because they already made their decision on it. Player empowerment is a response to artificially low wages that are the result of max contracts. Max contracts are the result of teams being scared of the amount of power/responsibility given to a single player when Kevin Garnett got the first $100 million contract.

But there is a set pool of money. Max contracts are artificially low for a John Wall, but that helps a Lonzo Ball get $20M+/year. You take away max contracts and the Lonzos of the world get less.


Geauxgurt
Member since Sep 2013
8112 posts

re: Solutions to Klutch
quote:

Imagine a system without max contracts where John Wall was making $60-$70 million instead of $40-$45. That single large contract could derail a franchise for the better part of a decade if catastrophic injury were to occur like it did with Wall, who also is a good illustration of "not quite a franchise player but he's the best you have so he gets the big money slot".


I mean, there are some solutions to this, and it would be a give or take. You could remove the max contract limitations and include language that reduces guarantees in the case of a long-term injury to protect the teams.

If teams want to take that risk with the big contracts, it's on them. You would see a lot of middle to lower tier players push back on the high salaries of the top stars, but let the players fight it out amongst themselves.

Fact is, though, that the owners are all weak and have become whipping boys for the players anyhow. That's why the league has gone to crap.


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TigerinATL
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Member since Feb 2005
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re: Solutions to Klutch
I'm not against no max salary or at least some form of one per team super max. But KG got paid and the owners got scared, locked out the league and implemented max salaries. LINK /
This post was edited on 9/2 at 1:56 pm


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Epic Cajun
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
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Member since Feb 2013
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re: Solutions to Klutch
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But there is a set pool of money. Max contracts are artificially low for a John Wall, but that helps a Lonzo Ball get $20M+/year. You take away max contracts and the Lonzos of the world get less.
Right, but you're taking a bigger risk, because most of your eggs are in one basket, rather than having that basket be capped at 35% or whatever.

I think the best solution is to have one contract that is exempt from the salary cap, you can pay that one player whatever you want, but with that comes a clause that states that the player can't be traded while under that contract. Keep max contracts for other players, and make them cap out at 30%. That way, the best players still get their huge contracts, but those contracts don't hamstring the teams. At the same time, the players can't sign the contracts and then request an immediate trade.


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Sauce Castieaux
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Member since Nov 2015
3376 posts

re: Solutions to Klutch
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He gets things done and gets the players where they want to go. I don't understand why they want to go certain places. But his clients seem overall happy.


Only if you are a priority for them. If not, they damn sure dont have your best interest. You are just a pawn unless you are marquee talent


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Hester Carries
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re: Solutions to Klutch
I think LeBron retiring would help


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cgrand
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re: Solutions to Klutch
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I think LeBron retiring would help

god can you imagine how nauseating the flood of hagiographies is going to be when this finally happens?

the dude already thinks he's some sort of divinity, wait until the media does a collective genuflect for a whole season


armsdealer
LSU Fan
Member since Feb 2016
3253 posts

re: Solutions to Klutch
The league needs to do something about these trade demands shortly after signing a max contract they they could only sign with their current team. Maybe make it so that contract converts to what the team they are demanding to go to could have paid them. The incentive is you can make the most money with your current team in order to get stars to stay in their markets. When there is no penalty for demanding a trade after getting that max contract then the incentive isn’t worth crap.


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touchdownjeebus
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Sep 2010
18242 posts

re: Solutions to Klutch
Just shite in their shoes. Line up the shoes of Rich Paul, Leboo, and every client and take a giant shite in their shoes.


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Sauce Castieaux
New Orleans Saints Fan
Asheville, NC.
Member since Nov 2015
3376 posts

re: Solutions to Klutch
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 LeBron retiring would help


Maybe not with his kid coming into the league at some point. May just end up with another version of him.


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aswemajor
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since May 2011
1312 posts

re: Solutions to Klutch
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I just don't see the owners going away from max contracts over this.


The best solution for the NBA is just to have a hard cap. This soft cap crap is benefitting large markets and diminishing league parody.

Teams would probably have to be more stingy shelling out max deals making them a bit more valuable/closer to players actual value


CelticDog
LSU Fan
Member since Apr 2015
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re: Solutions to Klutch
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diminishing league parody.


parity

your spellchecker app has been listening to stand up comedy again.


touchdownjeebus
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Member since Sep 2010
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re: Solutions to Klutch
But league parody oddly fits.


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brmark70816
LSU Fan
Atlanta, GA
Member since Feb 2011
7147 posts

re: Solutions to Klutch
I am the most pro-owner/anti player guy there is. But let's be straight up. The Sixers have been trying to flip Simmons for awhile. After the playoffs, they both want to him gone. Saying Simmons isn't being loyal is disingenuous. He is just trying to have a say and I'm sure the Sixers want him and his agent to drum up his value as much as possible.

If you want loyal players. You can't trade them or flip them out of the blue. Be straight up with them.

There are less than a dozen true max players in the league and over 90% of the league doesn't have one. Every team is overpaying guys trying to stay relevant or spend up to the floor. I'd keep it super low and split the surplus at the end of the year. Players would like getting that bonus.


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BowDownToLSU
LSU Fan
Livingston louisiana
Member since Feb 2010
15696 posts

re: Solutions to Klutch
They have crushed the small market teams


brmark70816
LSU Fan
Atlanta, GA
Member since Feb 2011
7147 posts

re: Solutions to Klutch
Bucks are a small market team and just won the Championship. Jazz are a small market too and had the best record in the West. It's all about your management and your organizational goals and commitments. I love what OKC is doing. It is going to pay off in a couple of seasons. Just have to have a plan..


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