3. Melo, CP3 and Deron could be Ďgrandfathered iní to avoid the kind of inequitable results outlined above.
A sudden change in the rules on how much max players can be paid, or how much free will they can exercise, would seem like a direct attempt to target Melo, [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] and [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]. Over the next two years, they are the only NBA superstars in their primes who would stand to take a pay cut if max salaries are slashed. The league has used grandfather clauses in the past in order to ease the transition to a new CBA and exempt a small group of players who would otherwise be disproportionately harmed by a change in the rules. This would be just such a situation.
This caught my attention but don't fully understand it.