Posts tagged "lockout"

Stern threatens and points fingers while Cohen set to mediate

Stern threatens and points fingers while Cohen set to mediate
David Stern launched into some more hypocritical comments threatening that we're likely to miss Christmas games in one sentence and blaming the union for it in the next sentence. The sides will get together again Monday under the direction of federal mediator George Cohen...

Players and owners lose two weeks over system issues

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...

It's settling time, players need to make a move

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...
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What would a hard cap look like?

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...

Agreement closer on structure but further on money?

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...

NBA to cancel training camp and part of preseason

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...
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Is half the battle solved?

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...

Owners require competitive balance and money in disastrous 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...

Fisher texted players to prepare for a season

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...
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J.R. Smith approaching deal with China is a bucket of depression

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...