Tag: NBA Lockout

Bulls Mailbag: The return of Kirk Hinrich

Sunday marked Day 144 of the ongoing NBA lockout. With no end in sight, let’s take a look at the questions sent to the Chicago Bulls mailbag. From inquiries about how the Bulls can improve their two-guard situation once the league-imposed lockout ends to players who might take their game abroad, keep them coming. Q:... Read more »

John Lucas III, NBA players eager to resume negotiations with owners

John Lucas III, NBA players eager to resume negotiations with owners
With the clock ticking for the NBA owners and players’ union to reach a new collective bargaining agreement before the league’s Wednesday deadline, 43 players — including union officials and player representatives of 29 of the NBA’s 30 teams — met on Tuesday, reiterating their desire to resume labor talks and that the owners’ latest... Read more »

Arron Afflalo unlikely to get wish, become a Bull

Arron Afflalo unlikely to get wish, become a Bull
Ever since the Chicago Bulls were eliminated in the Eastern Conference finals, fans have brainstormed scenarios in which the Bulls can land an upgrade at shooting guard. It has been a difficult task, though, due to the uncertainty of what the new collective bargaining agreement will look like. One name that’s been brought up as... Read more »
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Full NBA season out of reach

Having made progress during labor negotiations on Wednesday and Thursday, the NBA owners and players’ union believed that a full, 82-game season could be on the table if a new collective bargaining agreement is reached by early next week, leaving fans optimistic that professional basketball would return sooner rather than later. Following Friday’s session, though,... Read more »

NBA, union nearing labor deal

NBA, union nearing labor deal
After making progress during Wednesday’s negotiating session, the NBA owners and players’ union met for 7½ hours Thursday in New York. Continuing the post-meeting theme of optimism, both sides said the hope is to reach a new collective bargaining agreement sooner rather than later. How about a handshake deal on Friday, when the two sides... Read more »

More NBA cancellations coming Tuesday; Derrick Rose in Hawaii

With the NBA owners and players’ union failing to reach a new collective bargaining agreement during last week’s crucial sessions, the league is set to cancel at least two more weeks of the 2011-12 season on Tuesday, according to the New York Daily News. On the bright side, it appears that commissioner David Stern will... Read more »
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Bulls Notes: Cancellation of regular-season games seems inevitable

Bulls Notes: Cancellation of regular-season games seems inevitable
Following Tuesday’s collective bargaining session between the NBA owners and players’ union, commissioner David Stern told reporters the league would cancel the first two weeks of the regular season if the two sides are unable to reach an agreement by Monday. According to multiple reports, the NBA won’t resume labor negotiations to save the start... Read more »

Start of NBA season in jeopardy after crucial meeting

While it was not likely the NBA owners and players union would reach an agreement during Tuesday’s session, it was crucial for the two sides to make progress, have a sense of direction, in order to salvage the entire 2011-12 regular season. But following negotiations that lasted over four hours, NBA commissioner David Stern announced... Read more »

Optimism stems from short labor meeting

The NBA owners and players union started an important round of negotiations Tuesday in Manhattan, with hopes of salvaging the entire 2011-12 NBA season, scheduled to begin Nov. 1, hanging in the balance. Although a deal wasn’t reached during the two-hour bargaining session, both sides said it was best to spend time discussing among themselves... Read more »
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Brian Scalabrine signs with Benetton Treviso

Following a five-week training camp with Italy’s Benetton Treviso, Bulls free-agent forward Brian Scalabrine has inked a deal with the club for the upcoming season, according to the team’s website. His deal reportedly does not include an opt-out clause that would allow him to return to the NBA if the league-imposed lockout ends. “My expectations... Read more »