Re: Kirilenko's extension
> You are correct, sir. Basically, even if the CBA doesn't change atWell, this year I think we do have to at least consider the
> all the Jazz have no incentive to max out Kirilenko right now,
> because they can just do the same thing a year from now when he's
> a restricted free agent and it would eliminate some of the risk.
> But if the contract rules change they could also end up getting
> the same player on a much better deal a year from now.
possibility that the NBA changes Restricted Free Agency. You would
assume players would be grandfathered in, but they weren't in
the '95 CBA -- Shaquille O'Neal's rookie contract, as I recall,
originally called for him to be an RFA in the summer of '96, but
that CBA did away with all RFA and allowed him to be a UFA.
Now that's an extremely unlikely possibility, but I think you have
to at least take it into account.