this boogie cousins thing for 5 million has me on the edge of no longer watching the nba. I'm far from alone. something needs to be done to address this. I have a couple of ideas: 1 - assign players a rating system, perhaps using something similar to VORP. assign a "ranking" to players, maybe in tiers, and you are allowed only so many tier guys per team. something to that effect. take contracts out of it...and use a ranking system. keep a cap so to speak, but revenue sharing like MLB. 2 - perhaps set a market value "bottom" for every player, based on the above. you're not allowed to sign for less than your low end market value. 3 - just let 4 teams run the NBA, and let guys take below market value deals just to fit on a team of stars. 4 - i start watching the WNBA and cry while i punch myself in the nuts.