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"Offset" a Hangup On Rookie Deals

"Offset" a Hangup On Rookie Deals

The 2012 class of rookies are signing deals at a record clip, all with the exception of one group affected by the 'offset' component of contracts.

With 2012 draft choices signing at a rate unprecedented for this early in the offseason, negotiating rookie deals seems to have never been so cookie-cutter, thanks in large part to a first-year wage scale that provides little wiggle room to either club cap experts or to agents. The CBA extension of last summer has assigned a slotted 2012 cap value, a "year one allotment" for each of the 25...

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