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NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement

  1. NBA Players Union negotiator dies; talk continue

    May 18, 2011, 8:13 AM EST

    NBA & NBA Players Association Announce New CBA

    In a surprise to everyone around the NBA, Gary Hall, the lead attorney of the NBA’s player union and one of the negotiators for the organization, has died unexpectedly. Hall, 67, apparently died of natural causes on Sunday, according to Bloomberg news. “Gary worked tirelessly to build the NBPA and to champion the rights of…

  2. Report: Owners first asked for $45 million hard salary cap

    May 16, 2011, 2:58 PM EST

    billy-hunter

    When you enter a bargaining session, the first thing you ask for is your entire wish list. Everything you could possibly want. Some of the things on the list you need, some you’d be willing to give up. But come in asking for the moon. Like a $45 million hard salary cap if you are…

  3. Report: owners “big” concession is hard salary cap phased in

    May 12, 2011, 10:00 AM EST

    NBA & NBA Players Association Announce New CBA

    When the owners submitted their new proposal to the players at the end of last month, they said they had heard the players concerns and made concessions. Apparently, that big concession is to phase in a hard salary cap over two years rather than just drop it on everyone next year, according to Marc Stein…

  4. Report: NBA proposes franchise tag, non-guaranteed contracts

    May 11, 2011, 12:52 PM EST

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    The proposal the NBA owners presented the NBA players union late last month would do away with fully-guaranteed contracts and adds a style of franchise tag, one that is different than the NFL’s but new to the NBA, reports Zach Lowe at Sports Illustrated. Both would be a radical shift from the current collective bargaining…

  5. David Stern, union head Billy Hunter at least talking

    May 11, 2011, 10:52 AM EST

    David Stern Press Conference

    Well, at least they are talking. NBA Commissioner David Stern and his lead negotiator Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver have been meeting with NBA players’ union executive director Billy Hunter and staff face-to-face, according to Henry Abbott at ESPN. That’s the good news, and the fact that the two sides are sitting at a table and…

  6. David Stern says league will have to stop losing money

    May 5, 2011, 11:13 AM EST

    NBA Commissioner Stern speaks at the state of the league press conference during the NBA All-Star game weekend in Los Angeles

    As we march inevitably toward a lockout this summer, Wednesday night was David Stern’s turn to throw an elbow. One day after players’ union president Derek Fisher said the latest owner from the owners was no step forward, Stern responded with what he considers the bottom line in negotiations — the actual bottom line. As…

  7. Owners’ new proposal to players looks a lot like old one

    May 4, 2011, 10:57 AM EST

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    Savor these playoffs. Because when this season ends, it could be a while before we see NBA basketball again. For all the people singing Kumbaya about how neither the owners nor the players union wants to crush the momentum this season and these playoffs have generated for the NBA, the two sides remain far apart.…

  8. What does the NFL lockout ruling mean for the NBA?

    Apr 25, 2011, 7:45 PM EST

    NBA & NBA Players Association Announce New CBA

    David Stern describes it as “the nuclear option.” Billy Hunter said it would take a lengthy lockout for him to consider it, but added they were watching the NFL lockout and decertification battle to see just how feasible it might be. Turns out, it’s feasible. A federal judge’s ruled Monday decertifying the NFL players union…

  9. NFL issues could help motivate NBA labor deal

    Apr 21, 2011, 9:37 PM EST

    NBA & NBA Players Association Announce New CBA

    It’s hard to be optimistic about the NBA labor situation — and I am by nature and optimist — but today there were a few rays of light into the darkness. It comes from David Stern, talking to the Associated Press, discussing the mess that is the NFL labor situation. “It seemed that at the…

  10. League says 22 teams to lose money, $300 million total this season

    Apr 15, 2011, 3:08 PM EST

    David Stern

    As the lockout comes and through the summer (and beyond) of NBA collective bargaining agreements negotiations take place, a lot of numbers are going to be thrown around. Only one number matters — the percentage of Basketball Related Income (BRI) that comes in that has to go to the players. Soft cap, hard cap, non-garunteed…

  11. Looming NBA lockout wipes out Summer League

    Apr 13, 2011, 1:46 PM EST

    summer league

    Despite the 111-degree temperatures (in the shade), ball-hogging guards and utter lack of help defense, there is something uniquely compelling about the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. It was the hope of rookies, the hustle of guys trying to impress scouts, a chance to fall in love with the guys who will be at…

  12. Report: NBA owners want to make it two-and-done in college

    Apr 12, 2011, 12:35 PM EST

    NCAA Men's Championship Game - Butler v UConn

    Two-and-done? While the age limit should be a side issue to the upcoming NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement — percentage of basketball related income is the real number to watch — it looks like it could be another little battleground. Billy Hunter from the players union said that he didn’t think it was appropriate to keep…

  13. Television lockout ads preview (not really, but you’ll laugh)

    Apr 7, 2011, 2:47 PM EST

    NBA & NBA Players Association Announce New CBA

    The lockout is coming July 1. We keep telling you so you will not be surprised. Know it is coming. No matter what you do it will arrive, it is an unstoppable force at this time. Which means there are two fronts being played by both the owners and the players union: 1) At the…

  14. Lockout might keep Marcin Gortat from being hammer for Poland

    Apr 1, 2011, 1:32 PM EST

    Marcin Gortat, VInce Carter

    Poland, like many countries this summer, will be playing in a tournament trying to earn a spot in the 2012 Olympics. In this case, it is EuroBasket 2011, where the Polish team is a long shot but at least they are in the dance and can dream like VCU. Except Poland may not have its…

  15. League sends last season’s financial data to union. Baby steps.

    Mar 30, 2011, 6:59 PM EST

    NBA & NBA Players Association Announce New CBA

    At this point, any little step towards the NBA owners and players union actually sitting down and having a serious conversation should be taken as a good sign. So, in that vein, we tell you that the owners have sent the union the league financials from last season, as Ken Berger at CBSSports.com reports. The…

  16. Grizzlies, Zach Randolph in “serious” contract talks

    Mar 21, 2011, 9:20 AM EST

    Philadelphia 76ers v Memphis Grizzlies

    Some of the best teams in he West would like to avoid the Memphis Grizzlies in the first round of the playoff because Memphis has one of the biggest, most dangerous front lines in basketball with Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol. Two guys who just happen to be free agents this summer (although Gasol is…

  17. Tracy McGrady’s advice to owners: “Don’t lowball us”

    Mar 14, 2011, 12:05 PM EST

    Detroit Pistons v Atlanta Hawks

    As the NFL’s labor situation devolves, the NBA players and owners are sitting back, watching and taking notes. For example, the NBA’s player union has passed out and gotten players to sign off on potentially decertifying the union. Whether or not they will play that card will depend on how well it goes for the…

  18. Players’ union distributes “lockout handbook” to members

    Mar 11, 2011, 5:57 PM EST

    NBA & NBA Players Association Announce New CBA

    The NFL lockout is about to start after days of failed negotiations and amidst a big gulf between players and owners. For NBA fans, it will be this and worse. The  NBA owners and players may be farther apart and more antagonistic to each other than their NFL counterparts. That’s why we say the lockout…

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

    Mar 7, 2011, 12:44 PM EST

    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…

  20. PBT Friday Morning One Liners

    Mar 4, 2011, 11:05 AM EST

    Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics

    I am not a fan of the franchise tag for the NBA. Danny Nowell at Magic Basketball does a great job explaining why this is a bad idea. The Timberwolves are going to offer Kevin Love a lot of money. This story says $70 million, but that is this CBA’s number. However, whatever the max…

  21. David Stern is not as freaked out by all this player movement as you are

    Mar 4, 2011, 10:16 AM EST

    Houston Rockets v Los Angeles Lakers

    Every time — I mean every time — NBA Commissioner David Stern says publically now it is about the collective bargaining agreement negotiations. If he orders lasagna in an Italian restaurant it will somehow turn into a sharp blast at the mid-level exception. So when Dave Krieger of the Denver Post spoke to him about…

  22. Winderman: It’s time for built-in buyouts in NBA contracts

    Mar 2, 2011, 1:17 PM EST

    Atlanta Hawks v Miami Heat

    One of the prime sticking points in the negotiations for a new NBA collective-bargaining agreement is maximum contract length. Currently, players can be signed for up to six seasons. Management wants far shorter terms. Based on the machinations at the buyout deadline, the players certainly are fueling management’s argument. Even with time left on the…

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

    Mar 1, 2011, 8:15 AM EST

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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…

  24. Hornets want to see new CBA before deciding next step with Chris Paul

    Feb 28, 2011, 12:09 PM EST

    Miami Heat v New Orleans Hornets

    Utah watched the Carmelo Anthony circus unfold, they heard their star point guard Deron Williams talk about waiting to see about signing an extension, they realized that an extended lockout next season could mean little chance to move him. So they shocked the world and sent to New Jersey. Chris Paul could be a free…

  25. Carmelo’s move may make CBA negotiations nastier

    Feb 25, 2011, 7:06 PM EST

    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.…

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