Posts in category "Collective Bargaining Agreement"

What was really accomplished in the last CBA?

So the owners locked the players out demanding change and after missing about a month of the regular season finally came to an agreement. We've now effectively had a full off-season under the new rules and have seen the same types of insane contracts handed about as before, the Lakers still spending without limits, and more superteams than ever before. So was it all worth it...

The Chicago Bulls need to be smart with their small market budget

The Chicago Bulls are still seeking a way to trade Kyle Korver, not to obtain assets to help the team win, but to save his 500k buyout. A ridiculous notion for a team as flush with cash as the Chicago Bulls. They've already let Brewer and Watson go in order to save money as well...

The numbers behind Mirotic's contract situation

This is the third of four articles on 2011 Chicago Bulls draft selection Nikola Mirotić. Today we’ll dig into the calculus behind exactly what options Chicago has to bring him over before the 2017-2018 season (yes, you read that right), given the limitations of the new CBA...
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What can we glean from Nikola Mirotic interviews?

Mirotic’s Comments to Spanish Media Regarding His Contract Extension and Draft Selection

This is the second of four articles on Chicago Bulls 2011 draft pick Nikola Mirotić, who is quickly becoming one of the better basketball players in Europe. Today we'll reveal what Mirotic has been telling Spanish media about the selection.  ...

Why Mirotic Won’t Be Coming to the NBA Until Obama’s Third Term

Contract Situation Worse Than Has Been Reported

This is the first of four articles on Chicago Bulls 2011 draft pick Nikola Mirotić, who is quickly becoming one of the better basketball players in Europe. Today we will discuss the details of Mirotic’s contract extension and his buyout clause. ...

In familiar theme, new CBA screws over Chicago

In familiar theme, new CBA screws over Chicago
In each of the last three CBAs, the Chicago Bulls have gotten the royal screw over. It's almost uncanny. Fear what rule happens in six years when the next CBA rolls around...
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NBA lockout over [tentatively] rejoice!

NBA lockout over [tentatively] rejoice!
The NBA and its players came to a tentative agreement last night to end the NBA lockout. The NBA will give fans a Christmas present by tipping off with three games on Christmas almost certainly including Bulls @ Lakers...

Players and owners resume negotiations

Players and owners resume negotiations
In a bid to save Christmas games and a 66 game season, the NBA and its players have resumed negotiations. Rumor has it that David Stern is attempting to rally owner support to improve the last offer in a new final [this time we mean it!] offer...

What if union dissolution isn't a sham?

What if union dissolution isn't a sham?
The thought repeatedly is discussed that the unions dissolution is merely a sham to gain legal leverage. What if it isn't? What do the players need to do to prove that it's not...
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Did Stern's ultimatum hurt the league's legal battle?

Did Stern's ultimatum hurt the league's legal battle?
The NBTA(?) has filed its court documents in the states of California and Minnesota in order to secure a favorable venue in which to attack the NBA. The court filing...