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The players and owners spent the last two days discussing system issues with the general understanding that if they could get through the system issues that they could agree on economic ones...
Games are set to be canceled on Monday. The two sides were 80 million apart at the last negotiation. The players will lose the entire gap they were apart from the owners by mid December, yet don't seem to realize the futility of their situation...
Many people think that a hard cap is going to massively restrict what the players can sign for and existing teams would require massive overhauls to their rosters to cut expenses to get beneath it, but this is a misunderstanding of where a hard cap would actually land...
Ken Berger of CBS sports and generic ESPN sources both point out that the money split isn't nearly as agreed to as previously stated. However, the league has agreed to try and create a proposal which would include a structure without a hard cap...
The sides met again yesterday, and unfortunately, they dug into their positions rather than conceding anything. As such, the NBA will officially cancel training camp and the initial stages of preseason today...
The overall vibe of yesterday's larger meeting between players and owners was negative. It appears the players didn't want to discuss how much they would bend financially until the owners agreed to leave the system in tact, but there was one sparklingly positive quote about yesterday's meeting...
So the players and owners met in what was to be a pivotal meeting to determine the fate of the NBA season. Both sides thought the economics were inline with what needed to happen. The players were willing to give back enough money to make the owners bite on the financials...
According to league sources, per Sports Illustrated, Derek Fisher was texting some players that progress had been made and to be prepared in case there is a season...
You may or may not like J.R. Smith as a potential candidate for the Chicago Bulls shooting guard position. I'm on and off the fence with whether he's worth taking the chance on or not...
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