Long time lurker (way back when Atticus Speaks and ManeLion were around) first time posting. I hadn’t seen anyone mention this part of the new CBA yet, but please be nice if it’s a repost:
If a player is under contract, fines will be increased for holdouts, players will not be able to have the fines waived when they return and, perhaps most importantly, players don’t accrue a season of play, so their free agency date will be pushed back. This only applies to veterans under contract, but it’s still an important element that gives teams more leverage and takes it away from players.
I don’t know how accurate this article is, since he says the preseason wasn’t shortened in it as well… Does anyone know if this is true? I was wondering how long of a holdout would trigger the loss of an accrued season of play.
thanks, and hello