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'Offset' Language Is Off-Putting

While draft picks are being signed at a record clip, there's a holdup atop the draft. The Sports Xchange's Len Pasquarelli explains in this national notebook.

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... Recommended Stories

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