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Owners, Players Agree On Rookie Wage Scale

Are we getting towards the finish line? One of the biggest hurdles in the labor dispute between players and owners was a rookie wage scale. According to ESPN, they have agreed in principle to a deal on the wage scale. The terms look something like this:

• Five-year contracts, with a team option for the fifth year.

• If the team option is exercised, in the fifth year the top 10 picks would receive a salary equal to the average of the top 10 player salaries at their respective positions. That money would be guaranteed if the option is exercised after the third year of the contract.

• If the team option is exercised, in the fifth year picks 11-32 would receive a salary equal to the average of the Nos. 3-25 salaries at their respective positions. That money would be guaranteed if the option is exercised after the third year of the contract.

This is a huge step in the labor dispute, and it seems to imply that there is progress on a deal. There are still issues to be hashed out, such as workman’s compensation, right of first refusal and other legal issues.

 


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3 Responses to “Owners, Players Agree On Rookie Wage Scale”

  1. Joe says:

    So the contact they get is set in done after they are fires that mean there is no negotiation at for those srt gents if the top ten?

  2. Jason C. says:

    Would this wage scale have slotted salaries at each draft position, like in the NBA (or at least what it used to be), to keep rookies from holding out?

  3. Yes I am)))) I’m looking forward to)

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