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The genius of what the owners wrought in the new collective bargaining agreement is reflected in Wizards' PG John
Wall's possible extension: roughly five years at $78.5 million. The exact figure depends upon BRI, but it roughly works out to $13.6m, 14.6m, 15.7m, 16.7m, 17.7m. While that sounds like a lot, the fact is the new rules allow the Wizards to only give out one of them and that's an easy $40-50 million less than a max deal under the previous CBA. Maybe I'm more sensitive to this, living in the Bay Area and seeing Buster Posey sign for $167 million and knowing the value and marketability for an NBA star is so much greater, but it's astonishing how much NBA players lost in this last CBA. Deposed union director Billy Hunter has stated that recent investigations show he did nothing criminal; I'd argue that, while by the letter of the law he might be correct, in spirit he was a conspirator to one of the all-time great heists.