Lakers’ Fisher Leads Players to One More Pre-Lockout Meeting & The Top NBA News

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The NBA Players Union and the league executives will have one final meeting on Thursday before the current CBA expires. The meeting will take place in New York and both sides hope to sign a new deal before 11:59 P.M. on Thursday in order to avoid a lockout.

Union/Executives plan to meet on Thursday: Pro Basketball Talk

The Latest on the NBA

The Minnesota Timberwolves picked up the team options on the contracts of Wes Johnson, Wayne Ellington and Lazar Hayward. [New York Times]

Golden State Warriors’ Charlie Bell and New Orleans Hornets’ Jarrett Jack have each been suspended for one game without pay. [NBA.com]

Nazr Mohammed has re-signed with the Oklahoma City Thunder. [Sports Illustrated]

Cleveland Cavaliers’ assistant coach Chris Jent is leaving the team to join the Ohio State University basketball coaching staff. [ESPN.com NBA]

Raymond Felton ‘feels at home’ in Portland. [Sporting News]

The New York Knicks are trying to reacquire veteran center Kurt Thomas. [Daily Knicks]

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