“CP3-For-All” has begun, and each hour it seems that “sources” have Chris Paul going to different teams. Yesterday there were a number of articles published that pushed the notion that Paul will not come to the Knicks, mainly due to the monetary difference between the contracts the Knicks and Hornets can offer him.
Amongst many topics that have risen to the forefront during the lockout is that of the perceived competitive advantage that large market has over small markets. If you follow me on Twitter, @AzazNYK, you probably saw my rant disparaging this on Monday. It befuddles me that making the game balanced has become a major hang-up in the CBA negotiations, when if the issue is examined closer, it is evident that smart management trumps everything in the NBA.
Tomorrow (October 4th), the NBA and the NBA Players’ Association will be meeting in what will be the most important meeting to date. This is, presumably, the last time the two sides will be able to meet before having to cancel the start of the regular season
Here is part 2 of Art Rondeau‘s solution to the NBA lockout. Enjoy!
1. The proposed new solution uses a stock market model. Using 57% of Basketball Related Income (BRI) for our example (the percentage that players received in the last CBA) and $100M for the average team BRI (based on data from Hoopshype.com), we break the $57M into $50K “shares”. This comes out to 1,140 shares per team. The $50K share price is an estimate.
I know… the site has been dead. However, today, we have a special treat: a new post from the great Art Rondeau!
Art has come up with a unique way of solving the current NBA lockout, and I believe everyone should check this one out.