New NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement Likely To Be In Place By Early December
Nba News: Adam Silver, Nbpa In Agreement On Shorter Preseason In New Cba
Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports


The NBA is currently facing a bit of a dilemma as Dec. 15 is the deadline for either the commissioner’s office or the National Basketball Players Association to opt out of the current NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement.

It appears that likely won’t happen though, meaning that there will not be another lockout in the NBA anytime soon.

Commissioner Adam Silver is currently meeting with NBA owners, and the NBPA executive director Michele Roberts is also meeting with constituents to get a deal done.

According to David Aldridge of NBA.com, a deal is likely to come at the beginning of December:

“Keep the week of Dec. 5 open. Barring significant last-minute snags in negotiations, that’s when I’m hearing it’s likely there will be an official agreement between the league and the union on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. Nothing will happen before Thanksgiving, and the two sides will probably use the post-Thanksgiving week to inform their respective constituents about the highlights of the deal. After that, the new deal replacing the current one is likely to be ratified, ensuring labor peace for the next several years.”

The last NBA lockout came in July 2011, and continued until December, shortening the 2011-12 NBA season to 66 games which cost both sides millions of dollars.

As a result, though the salary cap, maximum and minimum salaries for players all expanded, and continue to grow each year.

The last CBA also attempted to break up “super teams,” although it was unsuccessful in doing so as the Golden State Warriors currently have five former All-Stars on their team.

Silver, Roberts, and many others are certainly looking out for both sides this time around though, and if they can reach a deal before Dec. 15, then it is good news for everybody involved in basketball.

[H/T Dan Feldeman of Pro Basketball Talk]

You May Also Like

Lakers News: Pau Gasol Out Vs. Rockets Due to Tendinitis In Knees

The Los Angeles Lakers will take on James Harden and the Houston…

Kobe Bryant: “Only An Idiot” Would Doubt His Return From Injury

The Los Angeles Lakers had their world knocked upside down this morning…

Lakers Video: Josh Hart Interrupts Lonzo Ball Interview To Ask BBB Questions

Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball is one of the most popular players to step foot in the NBA in years…

Reggie Bullock Excited To Play For Lakers, Grew Up Kobe Bryant Fan

While the Los Angeles Lakers were endlessly linked to Anthony Davis leading up to the trade deadline, their first move was to acquire Reggie Bullock from the Detroit…