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Let's make a new deal: no guaranteed contracts

David Stern should negotiate the ban of the NBA's bane, guaranteed contracts for players.

Updated: April 15, 2003, 4:14 PM ET
By Frank Hughes | Special to ESPN.com

As the NBA and the Player's Association go into top secret -- even double secret -- negotiations this summer in an attempt to extend the collective bargaining agreement and avoid an ugly public labor dispute in the next few years, presumably one of the topics that will be on the table is an age limit, where the league does not want players to be able to join until they are at least 20 years old.

To me, this seems like an effort in futility. Since David Stern usually gets what David Stern ...

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