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NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement

  1. CBA update: Owners, players sit down in same room. That’s about it.

    Feb 19, 2011, 12:51 AM EST

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    This was the one bit of good news — for the first time in two-and-a-half months the owners and players sat down in the same room and talked about a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. Words like “amicable” and “thawed” were thrown around by Billy Hunter, executive director of the National Basketball Players Association (the union)…

  2. Carmelo Anthony drama has owners thinking franchise tag

    Feb 15, 2011, 11:37 AM EST

    Dallas Mavericks v Denver Nuggets

    What do NBA owners want out of the collective bargaining agreement? More money. Remember, it is always about the money. Who generates that money? Don’t say “the players” because it’s much more narrow than that. While there are 12 to 15 guys on an NBA roster, only a couple of those players directly generate more…

  3. Where is all the trade chatter?

    Feb 14, 2011, 12:20 PM EST

    Denver Nuggets v Utah Jazz, Game 6

    It’s 10 days until the NBA trade deadline, and usually right now the chatter among NBA teams about potential deals is ramping up to a huge wave fans everywhere just try to ride. This season, it’s a ripple in a pond. Mark Cuban said this is a pretty standard year. “Relative to other years in…

  4. Report: NBA Union head says lockout could wipe out next season

    Jan 26, 2011, 4:53 PM EST

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    There will be a lockout come July 1. Wish I had any reason at all to tell you otherwise, there just is no cause. Talks for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement are at a standstill right now. The question remains: How bad a lockout? As in, lockout in July and August but solved in time…

  5. Nets’ GM: We’re moving on, keeping flexibility for new CBA

    Jan 20, 2011, 3:29 PM EST

    Utah Jazz v New Jersey Nets

    Billy King seemed (and by some accounts was) stunned by Mikhail Prokhorov pulling the plug on the Carmelo Anthony trade talks. The strongest bargaining position is a willingness to walk away from the negotiating table — Prokhorov did that with gusto. Maybe the Nets and Nuggets do talk again, but Nets GM Billy King went…

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

    Jan 20, 2011, 12:03 PM EST

    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…

  7. Owners, players may not talk CBA All-Star Weekend. Can you say lockout?

    Jan 20, 2011, 8:50 AM EST

    NBA & NBA Players Association Announce New CBA

    At the start of the season, David Stern said that come All-Star Weekend in February, we’d have a better idea where the owners and players stood in talking about a new Collective Bargaining Agreemement and if we were headed to a lockout. After months of smaller meetings and discussion, that weekend is when everyone would…

  8. Lockout could cost $1 billion in television ad revenue. Billion. With a “B.”

    Jan 18, 2011, 2:56 PM EST

    NBA TNT Barkley

    You think you don’t want a lockout because you don’t want to miss Kwame Brown getting to shoot more, imagine how much the suits at ABC/ESPN and Turner Broadcasting (TNT) are dreading it. A lockout could cost $1 billion in ad revenue, according to Ad Age (via the legendary Nate Jones). That is billion. As…

  9. Carmelo Anthony says there will be a lockout “without a doubt”

    Jan 18, 2011, 12:19 PM EST

    Cavaliers Nuggets Basketball

    On the record, everyone tries to keep a brave face. Basically every last person involved in the new Collective Bargaining Association talks say that a lockout can be avoided. They then say that will happen when the other side caves to their demands. But on the record they hold out hope. Off the record, nobody…

  10. Winderman: Lose a free agent? You should get another draft pick.

    Jan 13, 2011, 4:16 PM EST

    New York Knicks v Miami Heat

    Among counterproposals offered recently by the National Basketball Players Association during collective-bargaining negotiations were various means to make it easier to facilitate trades. That, of course, is the type of item you put on the table as a means to eventually remove it when it comes down to cash concerns. But last summer, and this…

  11. Average NBA ticket price falls for second straight year

    Nov 25, 2010, 2:00 PM EST

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    The soft economy is still hitting the NBA — the average ticket price to go see an NBA game has fallen for the second consecutive year. The average NBA ticket costs $48.08, down 2.8 percent from last year, according to Team Marketing Report, which puts together these lists for every major sporting league, and as…

  12. Winderman: Contraction not a bad idea, just bad negotiations

    Oct 28, 2010, 7:43 PM EST

    Houston Rockets v Los Angeles Lakers

    Contraction as collective-bargaining threat is lamentable on so many levels. In does little to advance the process, offers a solution to nothing. But contraction as a means toward competitive renewal? It is an option that should not be summarily dismissed, albeit one better debated at a time other than amid the expiration of a CBA.…

  13. David Stern does not want to see what happened to the Knicks happen to anyone else

    Oct 8, 2010, 4:59 PM EST

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    This season, there is hope around the New York Knicks. Amar’e Stoudemire, Raymond Felton, Anthony Randolph all running Mike D’Antoni’s exciting system. That should be fun. It hasn’t been that way for years around Madison Square Garden. Bad decisions to take on (or give out) huge contracts to players past their prime (or without a…

  14. NBA Lockout, it's not an "if" but a "how long"

    Jul 14, 2010, 6:20 PM EST

    The owners had their meeting this week, and afterward David Stern talked about needing a fundamental change in how the economic structure of the NBA. Today, NBA Players Association President Billy Hunter said that he doesn’t buy the league’s economic figures and is telling his players to prepare for a lockout. In Vegas, this is…

  15. Players submit Collective Bargaining Agreement proposal to owners at the right time

    Jul 2, 2010, 3:20 PM EST

    Timing is everything. Back at the All-Star break, players scoffed at the first Collective Bargaining Agreement submitted by the owners, one that called for a hard salary cap and other major changes. The owners gave that to the players on the same weekend that David Stern was claiming the owners would lose $400 million this…

  16. Cavaliers need to reach Eastern Conference finals to turn profit

    Apr 21, 2010, 10:28 AM EST

    Look at the top six payrolls in the NBA this season (in order): Lakers, Mavericks, Celtics, Knicks, Cavaliers, Magic. Your NBA champion is going to come out of that group (and it’s not going to be the Knicks). For all the talk of parity, you have got to spend to win in this league. But…

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