Sam Amick
Tuesday November 29th, 2011

The NBA lockout isn't officially over yet, and even the players who are eager to get back to work aren't exactly sure what steps must occur in order for it to end.

So on Monday, National Basketball Players' Association executive director Billy Hunter sent a seven-page letter to players detailing the steps that will take place leading up to an expected open of training camps on Dec. 9. In the letter, which was obtained by SI.com, Hunter also offers a detailed breakdown of the tentative labor agreement in anticipation of a vote that must occur before that time. Click here for a PDF of the letter.

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