Originally Posted by P-L
I know there are rules to prevent heavy back loading of contracts, but is there anything that would stop a team from heavily front loading a contract? Hypothetically, could a team like Cleveland/Cincinnati/Indianapolis sign a top free agent and put a ton of money into the first year to save cap room in future years?
Yep. This can and has been done. In some cases, it's worked out very badly for the team. Some players just hold out or threaten to hold out once the big money portion of the contract is over with.
I'm in the "you're gonna have a bad time"