NBA owners, players dribbling as clock winds down

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  • ed Los Olivos, CA
    Sept. 29, 2011 7:39 p.m.

    I wonder what some of the older guys think. Tim Duncan, Grant Hill, Jason Kidd and others are losing a lot of money that they can never recover. Some of these guys are looking at their last year. Other big money earners, eg Kobe, Dirk N., Steve Nash are in contracts that will not get replaced, next time around. This is a huge loss for all of these types of guys. I wonder why they are not being more vocal. These guys, the rookies, and the sophomores are paying a huge price for all of their "friends" in the middle. I am glad I don't have any friends like that.

  • ouisc Farmington, UT
    Sept. 27, 2011 10:15 p.m.

    Doesn't matter. The Utah Jazz have just missed my entertainment dollars for this winter. Since the NBA has shut down, I have purchased discounted season passes at a ski resort (my first time doing that!), and purchased tickets for Brian Regan and the Blue Man Group.

    Whatever the NBA owners and our very own Utah Jazz owners want to do is now their problem. Not mine! Moving on...

  • Anonigma Murray, UT
    Sept. 27, 2011 7:36 p.m.

    OK, quit saying that you support the owners 100%
    The owners are actually seem like the problem. They can't seem to agree on what they want.

    I believe the players have given up their salary from 57% to at least 53% and
    probably even more. The owners just can't agree on things like amnesty clauses, lottery picks, hard/soft cap...etc.

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    Sept. 26, 2011 12:26 a.m.


    they would use last year's rankings...i think we would get the 10th from Golden State and our 11th...i dont think they would go for another lottery...

  • nothegame Saratoga Springs, UT
    Sept. 25, 2011 1:23 p.m.

    i was wondering if anyone might know if the lockout lasts the whole year.No basketball at all, how will the draft be done?

  • Kyle loves BYU/Jazz Provo, UT
    Sept. 25, 2011 12:23 p.m.

    The NBA season is too long anyways. 82 games are needed just so they can pay the players those ridiculous salaries. There is no need for 7 game series each round of the playoffs either.

    One game home and away against conference foes and one game against non-conference foes. That would be exciting.

    I get sick of watching players who get paid millions make very little effort to compete. We all know fans care more than they do.

  • akk2602 Sandy, Ut
    Sept. 25, 2011 10:25 a.m.

    I totally support the owners... this system is broke. When players like Eddy Curry, Andre Kirlinko et al are making way more money than they deserve the system needs to change. YES the owners need to be protected from themselves. There are too many owners who simply have so much money that fiscal responsibility goes out the door. Other owners either need to follow or not field a competetive team. The result is a system of haves and have nots. A hard cap forces hard choices for owners, GMs and players. A GM must decide is this player really worth this kind of money. Player must decide if I take all this money can my team surround me with enough good players to win. Is that important to me. Non gauranteed contracts allow the money to go to those players that deserve it. If a player isn't worth the money he is released and becomes a free agent and can sign with another team. The Owner, GM and coach who can put together the best team wins. The Players that play the best earns the most money. Simple

  • rvalens2 Burley, ID
    Sept. 25, 2011 12:49 a.m.

    All the NBA owners need to do to win this labor dispute is open up their books to a respected independent auditor who can issue a verdict on whether or not their claims of having lost 300 million last season is true.

    If true, then the players need to reduce their salary demands before they kill the goose that laid the golden egg.