Tyler Radecki
Sunday November 6th, 2011

ESPN NBA reporter Chris Broussard reported on Saturday night that a source told him “progress is being made” in labor talks that were attended by federal mediator George Cohen.

Earlier on Saturday, Broussard tweeted that he would “not be surprised” if the players agreed to a 50/50 split of basketball-related income. Under the old collective bargaining agreement, players were guaranteed 57 percent of that income, but have proposed a reduction to 52.5 percent, according to ESPN. The lockout has already resulted in all games through November canceled and, according to ESPN, there are many hardline owners who want a deal at 53-47 in their favor plus a hard cap, and that the rest would not go past a 50-50 split.

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