NO!!! Swol is right. You can't restructure contracts in the NBA. IMPOSSIBLE!!! How many times do you guys have to ask a question when someone has given you the answer? Name one person in the NBA who has restructured his contract to have "extra" money for more free agents. I didn't think so. You can't name one because no one can do that. Don't you think Shaq would have done that by now in order to have signed any of the past free agents that woulda helped this team? The guy has more money than anyone reading these posts combined. He could afford to give up part of his $26 million this year. However, there's no restructuring of contracts because the contracts are guaranteed. As in the case of Grant Hill and Terrell Brandon. Those guys have and are injured. Yet, those guys are getting well over 8 million a year for sitting on their @ss and rehabbing. Everytime the push a button on the TV remote, they get paid a couple grand. That's because their contracts are guaranteed. Why do you think the Heat had asked the NBA for a "medical exemption" when Mourning was out? Mourning still got paid and his salary had counted toward the cap already. The medical exemption is so they get an extra percentage of the salary they paid Mourning to give to or split among other free agents. That money spent from the "medical exemption" wouldn't count against the cap. Hence, the contracts signed by an NBA player is guaranteed. They can fire, drop, get rid of a player under contract. However, that person is going to get paid no matter what and it will count toward the cap unles they workout a buyout. Who in their right mind would take a buyout if you're "GUARANTEED" millions and millions of dollars for years unless you want to become a free agent or you just hate your boss. The other question would be, who in their right mind would give a buyout to a guy like Shaq and have him become a free agent? That's what happens when you give them a buyout and use it. I hope that cleared everything up.
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