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  1. Report: Owners could be open to minor system tweaks

    Nov 8, 2011, 9:57 AM EST

    National Basketball Association commissioner David Stern, speaks after taking part in contract negotiations between NBA and players association in New York

    If the owners and players sit down and talk before Wednesday’s deadline set by David Stern, the owners might be willing to make some tweaks to the system they have laid out. The system has been part of the issue. Union president Derek Fisher has suggested he is willing to move more on split of league…

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

    Oct 22, 2011, 2:00 PM EST

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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…

  3. Report: NBA owners, players close to deal on mid-level exception

    Oct 10, 2011, 4:42 PM EST

    NBA And Player's Association Meet To Negotiate CBA

    It’s progress. Not on the core issue that will bring us labor peace, but it’s progress. Right now, we’re not going to look askew at any sign of progress. The NBA owners and players are very close to a deal on a reduced mid-level exception going forward, reports David Aldridge at NBA.com. … a source…

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

    Dec 8, 2010, 8:58 PM EST

    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…

  5. NBA salary cap to increase next year. Which sadly means a lockout is more likely.

    Jul 7, 2010, 9:28 PM EST

    Business is good in the NBA. No. Seriously. The NBA released the salary cap numbers for next season and after all the reports of doom and gloom the numbers are going up for next season. The salary cap will be $58.044 million next season, making the luxury tax threshold $70.307 million (for every $1 in…

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