Ryan Shazier, who was the 15th overall pick in 2014, believes the next collective bargaining agreement should allow for more wiggle room on rookie contracts.
"At the end of the day, if you're playing at that level, you should be able to get that opportunity," Shazier said. "At the end of the day, that's between you and the team. If the team wants to do that, it's great. ... If you play at that level, you should be able to re-up whenever you want to."
First-round picks sign deals that have a monetary value determined by a slotting system, which was established with the league's last CBA agreement. Those contracts also include fifth-year team options for the top picks, which can limit young stars from cashing in until later.
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