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Collective Bargaining Agreement

  1. As expected, Sixers to extend qualifying offers to Young, Hawes

    Jun 14, 2011, 8:09 AM EDT

    Young_Thaddeus

    Both Thaddeus Young and Spencer Hawes will become restricted free agents come July 1… we think. I mean there will be a lockout and who the heck knows what things will look like on the other end of that. What we do know is that this week the Sixers will extend qualifying offers to Young…

  2. Carmelo’s move may make CBA negotiations nastier

    Feb 25, 2011, 7:06 PM EDT

    Carmelo Anthony James Dolan

    Utah Jazz owner Greg Miller talked about it when he tried to explain to a shaken fan base why he felt he had to trade Deron Williams away. His argument: it’s a new era of stars congregating in big markets. The players have taken control of the process in a way they have not before.…

  3. Cavaliers find little trade market for Antawn Jamison

    Feb 9, 2011, 10:49 AM EDT

    Antawn Jamison

    Antawn Jamison has been the Cavaliers best player this season. Which is about like being the best member of ‘90s boy band No Authority. Don’t know who that is? Exactly. For the Cavaliers it is about building for the future, not winning this season (obviously). So if they can move parts like Jamison to get…

  4. Knicks’ Wilson Chandler fires agent, looks to cash in next summer

    Jan 21, 2011, 1:27 PM EDT

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    Back in the fall, Wilson Chandler’s agent Chris Luchey tried to convince Knicks GM Donnie Walsh to sign his client — whose rookie deal was about to end — to an extension. The Knicks are all about financial flexibility going forward, so they said no. Chandler has gone out and had the best year of…

  5. Stephon Marbury sums up the lockout talk pretty well

    Jan 7, 2011, 12:30 PM EDT

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    Halfway around the world, playing hoops in a coastal Chinese city most Americans have never heard of, Stephon Marbury is watching the NBA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations unfold. And he gets it, just check out this quote from a New York Magazine profile. “There’s definitely going to be a lockout in the NBA after this…

  6. Maybe revenue sharing isn’t the answer for owner, players

    Jan 5, 2011, 7:49 PM EDT

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    If there is one thing that both the players and owners almost, kind of agree on in the new Collective Bargaining Talks is the concept of increased revenue sharing. The players see it as a way to help make small market teams competitive — allowing those teams to pay higher salary and avoid issues such…

  7. How Carmelo Anthony trade talks are like CBA negotiations

    Dec 31, 2010, 12:05 PM EDT

    Phoenix Suns v Denver Nuggets

    Right now there is more posturing around the NBA than after a Chris Bosh dunk. It is coming on two fronts — the Carmelo Anthony trade talks and the negotiations for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement between the players and owners. Two very different things that have one thing in common — with no imminent…

  8. Rudy Gay offers more honest take on contraction

    Dec 28, 2010, 3:32 PM EDT

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    LeBron James came off as full of fertilizer — first he talks about how cool it would be if you could “shrink the league.” Then when that sparked a debate about contraction he said he didn’t even know what the word contraction meant. As Kelly Dwyer said so well at Ball Don’t Lie, contraction means…

  9. American Express returns as NBA sponsor, a sign of the league’s surging popularity

    Dec 20, 2010, 9:19 AM EDT

    Black_AMEX

    There was a time when American Express commercials were as much a part of NBA telecasts as Marv Albert. But five years ago, after the Jordan era and the Laker three-peat were history, the company walked away. Monday they will announce they are back in — American Express is returning as a league sponsor, the…

  10. Latest CBA posturing move: NBA players voting to decertify the union

    Dec 13, 2010, 2:19 PM EDT

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    It sounds ominous, but it’s no more ominous than all the other bad signs out there. This is really more about posturing and having your ducks in a row before heading back to the negotiating table. Players from at least two NBA teams have unanimously voted to decertify the NBA Players Association, the players union,…

  11. Kevin Garnett hints if there is a lockout he could walk away

    Dec 6, 2010, 10:09 AM EDT

    Kevin Garnett, Shaquille O'Neal

    Kevin Garnett has two years left on his contract, this season and $21 million next season. But what if there is no next season? Not likely, but with a looming lockout it’s possible. There are some owners pushing for a hard line and major changes to NBA finances, which could lead to a doomsday scenario.…

  12. Forbes: Salary caps help make rich owners richer, poor poorer

    Dec 2, 2010, 9:56 AM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Los Angeles Lakers

    As we watch NBA owners and the Players Association play a game of chicken with our favorite sport, here comes a very interesting article out of Forbes (via Hardball Talk). Part of that CBA debate will be about the salary cap — keep the soft cap with exceptions that exists now or move to a…

  13. Looming lockout or no, there will still be a draft this June. After that? Good question.

    Nov 24, 2010, 4:10 PM EDT

    2010 NBA Draft

    Yes, we’re still pretty convinced in these parts that there will be a lockout come July 1. Hope we’re wrong, don’t think we are. But lockout or no, there will be an NBA Draft this June 23. Clippers fans can start debating now whether or not to draft Harrison Barnes with that top pick. What…

  14. Maybe it’s a little too early to freak out about a lockout

    Nov 23, 2010, 6:33 PM EDT

    NBA & NBA Players Association Announce New CBA

    Welcome to the world of my contradictions. Put up your feet, make yourself at home. On one hand, I am fully convinced there will be an NBA lockout come next July 1. Talk to both sides informally and that feels like the only possible outcome. But I think that Darren Rovell at CNBC is right…

  15. Players Association Exec Hunter “99 percent sure” there will be lockout

    Nov 22, 2010, 9:16 PM EDT

    NBA & NBA Players Association Announce New CBA

    Right now it’s all posturing — more for the general public than each other — but it still sounds ominous. The latest in the public back-and-forth over a new NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement is what Billy Hunter, executive director of the NBA Players Association (the players union) told the Associated Press. He said he was…

  16. CBA talks include “frank and direct dialogue.” That’s swell.

    Nov 18, 2010, 10:50 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Los Angeles Lakers

    We have no idea what really happened in the negotiation session between the NBA owners and the Players Association. And trusting any crafted public statements from them is about like trusting one from your congressman. Still, here is the report out of today’s session, according to Art Garcia at NBA.com. “We held another bargaining meeting…

  17. Zach Randolph wants an extension and he wants it now

    Nov 16, 2010, 10:10 AM EDT

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    Zach Randolph wants his money and he wants it now. He was very direct with Tim Povtak of FanHouse when asked about wanting to negotiate a contract extension for after the end of this season and the $17.3 million he is getting paid. He wants a deal in place before the new Collective Bargaining Agreement…

  18. Kobe tells owners to “look in the mirror”

    Nov 15, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

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    Kobe Bryant, when he is serious, is direct. You will not confuse what he says with what he means — it is straight and plain. Kobe was serious when talking with CBS’s Ken Berger about the upcoming Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations. “I think the owners need to look in the mirror,” Bryant told CBSSports.com when…

  19. Shocking news: The Players Association doesn’t like the salary rollback idea

    Nov 10, 2010, 1:25 PM EDT

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    It’s too early in the process to get to the “just lock them in a room together until they figure it out” stage of negotiations on a new NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement. But as both sides continue to posture, I am all for moving up that deadline just to stop the tit-for-tat. The latest salvo…

  20. Report: NBA owners confirm they want players to take a salary rollback

    Nov 2, 2010, 2:05 PM EDT

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    We’ve kind of known that NBA owners wanted to roll back existing NBA contracts across the board, even though that was never made official. Now it’s official — Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver confirmed it to Ken Berger of CBSSports.com. “It’s part of our proposal,” Silver said. “It included a reduction of existing contracts in addition…

  21. Grizzlies give Mike Conley five-year, $45 million extension. We have no idea why.

    Nov 2, 2010, 1:55 AM EDT

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    For the first three years of his career, Mike Conley has been a nice point guard, but not one who lived up to his lofty draft status and not one who looked like the future at the one in Memphis. Through this preseason and three games that count he has looked much better as a…

  22. Jared Dudley agrees to five-year extension with Suns

    Nov 2, 2010, 12:38 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Phoenix Suns, Game 4

    Jared Dudley hit another buzzer beater Monday night. Just before the midnight Eastern deadline, Dudley agreed to a five-year, $22.5 million extension to remain a Sun. Dudley talked about it on his twitter account. Breaking News!! This is bigger then @KingJames going to Miami, bigger then Brett Favre goin to Minn. I have just sign…

  23. Knicks sell out season ticket inventory, revenue up by $21 million

    Nov 1, 2010, 11:27 AM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v New York Knicks

    Stories that the NBA Players Association clipped and saved this morning include… The New York Knicks have sold out their allotment of season tickets this season, increasing revenue for the team by about $21 million , according to the Sports Business Journal. When the NBA season began last week, the Knicks had sold more than…

  24. Lakers owner Jerry Buss supports increased revenue sharing

    Nov 1, 2010, 10:06 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Regal FC Barcelona

    David Stern says the league needs more of it. Small market teams say it is essential to maintain a competitive league. But at the end of the day, “increased revenue sharing” means being Robin Hood, taking from the rich and giving to the poor. Corporate socialism. The kind of things the rich big market teams…

  25. No extensions for Jeff Green, Rodney Stuckey

    Oct 29, 2010, 8:23 AM EDT

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    Thunder officials mean it when they say they want to keep Jeff Green as a part of this young team’s core going forward. Rodney Stuckey is the starting point guard and at the heart of the future of the Detroit Pistons. Right now, that’s not enough to get you an extension on your rookie contract.…

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