The NBA and NBPA have made "significant progress" toward a new collective bargaining agreement, The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports.
The two sides are optimistic that a new deal could happen in the next several weeks, according to the report. A deal would eliminate the possibility of a lockout in the summer of 2017.
Both sides have until Dec. 15 to opt out of the current CBA, a 10-year deal that was struck in 2011 following a lockout that lasted 16 games into the season, ending in mid-December. The Vertical reports that a number of the major points of contention have already been agreed upon, and that much of the remaining work deals with minutiae.
Two expected changes include a higher rookie contract scale to match the recent spikes in player contract value and the salary cap, as well as two-way contracts between the NBA and D-League that increase the number of players’ union jobs.
- Jeremy Woo