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#21 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.89
    Originally posted by BigDaddyLoco
    I hate, hate, HATE that teams can use a player that is retired, sign them to big money and trade them without them ever doing squat to skirt the rules. If it leads to a Van Horn comeback then great, but I see it leading to more players not 'officially retiring'.


It isn't even the first time it's happened in the last month, as the Lakers pulled the same thing with Aaron McKie. I'm hoping there's a rule change in the offseason, because this just makes the league look silly.




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#22 Posted on
At what point is a player officially retired?
Is there some sort of rule for this?

Something sort of similar happened with the Ducks in hockey.
Scott Niedermayer "retires" but eventually comes back.
In this case he stayed with the team, but it helped them significantly as now they only needed to pay him half, and thus there was more salary cap room.

It's a joke since it's a good way to circumvent the cap to some degree. It would make sense if all the leagues set some strict rules on this.




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#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.89
    Originally posted by dMp
    At what point is a player officially retired?
    Is there some sort of rule for this?

    Something sort of similar happened with the Ducks in hockey.
    Scott Niedermayer "retires" but eventually comes back.
    In this case he stayed with the team, but it helped them significantly as now they only needed to pay him half, and thus there was more salary cap room.

    It's a joke since it's a good way to circumvent the cap to some degree. It would make sense if all the leagues set some strict rules on this.


As far as I know, there ARE rules in place in every major sports league. There's paperwork that has to be filed with the league offices. In this case, Keith Van Horn never filed any such paperwork.

Now, as we all know players can come out of even "official" retirement. I'm thinking the process is important mostly in terms of determining roster sizes and pensions, but there is definitely something in place similar to what you are asking for.

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I wouldn't call it 'riding Shaq and Kobe's coattails,' exactly. Stockton and Malone would finally give LA some depth. Imagine one of the best point guards of all time and one of the best power forwards of all time added to that roster...
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