Author: Seattle Needle

  • Deal 95% of the way done, how it effects the Hornets and thoughts about this fine website

    We’ve seen this act before. Both sides talk tough then meet and make progress. They don’t get over the hump and go back to stupid rhetoric and say they won’t talk for 2 weeks. As soon as it goes to fine print, some lawyer calls another lawyer and they’re setting up another meeting where we […]

  • The NBA: From a league, player AND a positive fan’s perspective

    I’m going to take this time to take a little break from the lockout. Even though I’m not Jewish, I do realize that lots of owners and agents are and that as a result, there won’t be any negotiations in the next couple days as they want to observe Yom Kippur. Therefore I’ll do the […]

  • A closer look at Amnesty

    I’ve mentioned it on one of the blogs but I’ll go in depth here. I’m not a fan of amnesty. To me, it contradicts what the league is said to be trying to do. Instead of lowering salary, it allows the player to get paid and full AND become a free agent while the big […]

  • Do we really need a hard cap to compete?

    Before I start, I’ll link everyone to this article. I’ll start by saying that I am definitely in favor of any system that creates parity and makes things easier for small markets. OTOH, I don’t think it’s a good idea to sacrifice the entire season for a system that may not guarantee the parity […]