I can't disagree with that, but most owner's hire GM's to take care of fielding a team. I think most owners would say that they don't know enough about the game or the players to make those decisions. I equate it back to myself. When it comes to planning my financial future I don't have the time to do all the research myself so I hire a Financial Planner. Of course, I try to do some due diligence, but I have other obligations that make that difficult and sometimes impossible and I take their advice at face value. BTW. If you compare Charlie V's salary to the NBA average it is only $2mm more. To you and I it is a bad deal, but when you look at the averages it really isn't. Going back to the hard cap, if you were a GM and knew you could only spend X amount of dollars I don't think you would be willing to take that risk that somebody like JD did on CV. I long for the NBA days of the 80s - mid 90s.. At least we have college basketball! I swear every time I post about this subject (CBA) I get one step closer to saying "Good Riddance" to the NBA!!. Which kind of sucks because I just moved back to Michigan after living in Florida (although I still work in FL, thank you airtran/Delta for carting my butt back and forth weekly) for 23 years!!