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CBA negotiations

  1. Bluffing or not, David Stern gets his deadline

    Nov 9, 2011, 12:54 PM EDT

    NBA And Player's Association Meet To Negotiate CBA

    For all of the emphasis on David Stern’s recent ultimatum to the members of the National Basketball Players Association, this is hardly the first time he’s issued a deadline threat against the union. The lockout has been laced with cancellation dates, each with the accompanying acknowledgement from Stern that the league’s offers would reflect the…

  2. Wizards rookie Chris Singleton shows some perspective on the lockout

    Nov 4, 2011, 3:29 PM EDT

    Chris Singleton

    The NBPA hasn’t done the best job of managing their PR front. David Stern has done his damnedest to control the public message of the lockout, all while the factions that have reportedly formed among the players threaten to decertify the union entirely and rip the 2011-2012 season apart. Yet individually, the lockout has provided…

  3. Chauncey Billups doesn’t trust players’ collective ability to remain strong for a full season

    Nov 3, 2011, 1:27 PM EDT

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    This lockout has never been as simple as one side negotiating against another in an effort to produce a fair deal. There are a number of factors circling the negotiations that inevitably have an impact on their progress and timeline. The NBPA still holds the threat of decertification, a breaking point from which there is…

  4. Report: Good news, the league and players agree on some things! Only, like, three, but still!

    Oct 22, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT

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    One of the things that Adam Silver and Peter Holt said at their press conference Thursday, in-between explaining their completely ridiculous obstinacy regarding the 50/50 split and looking like someone stole their 1992 Alonzo Mourning rookie card (I will never forgive that kid), is that federal mediator George Cohen starts his sessions by getting both sides to…

  5. Lockout talks have stopped, things looking extremely grim

    Oct 20, 2011, 7:35 PM EDT

    David Stern, Adam Silver

    Just when things were starting to look up — federal mediators! Marathon bargaining sessions! Small concessions from both sides! — it’s starting to look very, very grim for NBA fans once again. According to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, talks between the owners and the players have stopped, and the lockout has suffered what Wojnarowski calls…

  6. Matt Bonner explains the lockout’s new beginning

    Sep 19, 2011, 12:30 PM EDT

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    We’re now months into the NBA lockout. July 1st marked the expiration of the previous collective bargaining agreement, and even before that deadline passed, the lockout loomed over the 2011 off-season. Yet in terms of the timeline of negotiations and bargaining sessions between the players and owners, the lockout is in its infancy. Only now…

  7. Collective bargaining talks produce vaguely positive outcome

    Aug 31, 2011, 5:31 PM EDT

    NBA lockout Stern Hunter

    The lockout drags on, but today NBA fans are given the slightest reason for optimism. Representatives for the NBA players and owners met today for a six-hour bargaining session, and though dialogue in itself isn’t enough to bring back the league we all know and love, the fact that meetings are going on at all…

  8. NBA players could flock to China, not Europe, if lockout goes on

    Jul 15, 2011, 6:52 PM EDT

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    With the lockout looming, many NBA players are considering playing in Europe as they wait for the new CBA to get hammered out. However, most European teams have limited finances, as well as a limit on how many U.S. players can be on a roster. However, some top agents think that there may be a…

  9. The Bucks borrowed $55 million from the NBA… last year

    Jun 26, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT

    Terry Stotts Press Conference

    The Milwaukee Bucks are a pretty good example of the market struggles facing smaller-market owners in the NBA. It’s not like owner Herb Kohl hasn’t hired good people. John Hammond and Scott Skiles are both very good at their respective positions. And it’s not like Kohl hasn’t spent money on players. From Michael Redd to…

  10. NBA cancels Vegas Summer League

    Jun 17, 2011, 7:20 PM EDT

    David Stern, Adam Silver

    According to TNT’s David Aldridge, the NBA has cancelled the Las Vegas Summer League for this season. Summer League generally serves as an opportunity for a team’s draft picks and young players to get some game experience against other pros, and for fringe pros like Sacramento’s Pooh Jeter to try and earn a spot on…

  11. NBA owners, players union meet, will do so again Friday

    Jun 14, 2011, 8:30 PM EDT

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    Just as rumors are starting to swirl around that the NFL may have labor peace on the horizon, the NBA is gearing up for its lockout. There will be one, but the two sides are still meeting. They did so Tuesday and will have a bigger meeting Friday, reports Chris Sheridan of ESPN. It’ll be…

  12. Ready for a lockout? Players say owners’ demands unchanged.

    Jun 9, 2011, 9:16 AM EDT

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    We’ve been trying to tell you, the lockout on July 1 is inevitable. Frankly, it has been for a long time. We’re telling you the time you might really want to worry comes in mid-September when next season’s games will start to be in danger. As for where things stand now, the two sides are…

  13. David Stern says it would be “challenge” to avoid lockout

    Jun 1, 2011, 11:03 AM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Miami Heat - Game One

    Wednesday, representatives of the NBA owners and the Players Association will sit down in a room together and talk about a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. They’ll do the same thing a couple times when the NBA finals series shifts to Dallas next week. So, at least they are talking. But even David Stern admitted that…

  14. Hunter, Stern prepare for a CBA battle

    Mar 21, 2011, 5:47 PM EDT

    David Stern

    Everybody knows that things are going to get ugly when the NBA owners and the Player’s union will try to hammer out a new collective bargaining agreement this summer. In fact, Adrian Wojarowski of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that things already got pretty chippy between union head Billy Hunter and NBA Commissioner David Stern this past All-Star…

  15. Former Stern right hand man not optimistic about CBA negotiations

    Mar 7, 2011, 12:44 PM EDT

    Russ Granik

    You remember Russ Granik as the guy everyone cheered for when he came out to announce the second round of the NBA Draft every year (until he retired). Granik did more than just that and pick up David Stern’s dry cleaning as NBA Deputy Commissioner, however, he was the NBA’s lead negotiator when the last…

  16. Does reducing the size of a max contract mean more player movement?

    Mar 1, 2011, 8:15 AM EDT

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    There are not many things we can say for sure about the new Collective Bargaining Agreement that the players and owners are hammering out. Or will hammer out, right now they are just posturing. No actual work has taken place. But we know two things are pretty much certain. The owners will want less money…

  17. Change of plans: owners, players to meet, talk CBA All-Star weekend. That won’t stop the lockout.

    Jan 20, 2011, 12:03 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Los Angeles Lakers

    Yesterday we told you about the report that the owners did not want to sit down with the players and talk new Collective Bargaining Agreement during the All-Star festivities… well turns out they are. Not that it will matter much, but they’ll talk. Sam Amick of FanHouse, who got word from the players the owners…

  18. Stern’s right-hand man says a lockout isn’t inevitable as he plays good cop

    Jan 15, 2011, 2:30 PM EDT

    Las Vegas To Host 2007 NBA All-Star Game

    Well, isn’t Adam Silver a ray of sunshine in an otherwise bleak and grey post-apocalyptic CBA negotiating world? Silver spoke to reporters prior to Houston’s game against New Orleans Friday night and as opposed to Commissioner Stern’s devout pessimism and overtly dour stance on the CBA position, Silver painted a much nicer portrait of where things…

  19. If there is a lockout, owners could push for entire season to sweep the leg

    Jan 9, 2011, 11:15 AM EDT

    NBA & NBA Players Association Announce New CBA

    From CBSSports.com’s Ken Berger: In an intriguing if contradictory prediction, the person said that despite a steady stream of lockout rhetoric, he has come to believe that owners and players will reach an agreement and avoid a work stoppage at the 11th hour before the current CBA expires on July 1, 2011. However, if cooler…

  20. Winderman: The mid-level exception battleground — do you want two Jason Kaponos?

    Dec 8, 2010, 8:58 PM EDT

    Foot Locker Three-Point Shootout

    How generous of the players’ union, offering to include not one but two mid-level exceptions in their latest collective-bargaining proposal. Chuckle first, then recognize you can never have too many Jason Kaponos. Of all the dollars and nonsense to come out of the back and forth between the league and the union as the current…

  21. Lockout or no, Jennings and others won’t be headed back to Europe

    Nov 20, 2010, 9:31 AM EDT

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    We informed you yesterday of Brandon Jennings making some noise about heading back to Europe in the event of a lockout (an event which at this point has the likelihood of the sun rising in the East tomorrow). Today comes word that Jennings can go ahead and flip his leftover Euros into dollars, because he’s…

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