Are you talking about the extension? How is the extension not related to the CBA? The salary escalation I thought was required in order to extend the contract. If I am wrong I am wrong. Also, I didn't say I was alone in rejecting the extension, but you said "a ton", where I said "not many". Tell the truth about the distinction. Edit: I just did some checking I think you are right about the extension. For some reason I thought there were required salary escalators for veteran extensions but there are only limits. So you are right to say that Olshey was bidding against himself there. I still don't think he's wholly to blame for the conditions that made such a contract acceptable in the eyes of many, because certainly in relation to Dame's supermaxx, C.J.'s contract isn't especially ridiculous, but in the context to setting up a competitive team under a salary cap it is. It's just that Olshey had to extend him, or he had to trade him and I don't think that's what Dame wanted. I change my mind and say if Olshey could've made a lesser offer to keep C.J. he should've given the apparent necessity of keeping Dame happy.