I'm with matt, flots, et al on this point: just because it's in the rules that you can do insane things that stand out and might either help you or ruin you down the road, is that a reason you should do them? This league for a long time has been filled with guys who played "right" and were competitive as hell but never looking for silly loopholes - as I said before, and I like to think of myself as being at least a relatively intelligent guy from time to time, it never even crossed my mind to backload a contract to the extent in question so I could then use the guy for dirt cheap and AFT him the last year. And I don't think ANYONE has done this in this past as it's a pretty glaring instance we wouldn't forget.
So I guess what I'm saying is that I hope there's no prolonged contention over this issue and that we can all go back to (or stay with) the high integrity with which this league is played and not have a lot of this nonsense of searching for loopholes and then pleading that it's "within the rules, so why not?" nonsense. I agree that you can't be held liable for doing so at this point and we can't undo anything crappy that's done like this, but aren't rule changes in a dynasty among friends supposed to be small tweaks to aid in smoothness or running, clarifications of ambiguity, etc. instead of having to stay two steps ahead of someone "hacking" the rules for a competitive advantage?
And for the record, I don't think the people using the NTC on FA bids were doing anything along these lines. It's simply one of those ambiguities we should solve down the road as it really only does make sense for rookie contracts, and everything will be peachy keen. Related question: are we still allowing it on Re-signs for this season and then doing away with it from then on? I can't remember ... Anyway ...
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