NBA, NBPA Agree on New CBA: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

December 14th, 2016 by Alec Nathan Leave a reply »

The NBA and National Basketball Players Association have been engaged in intense negotiations regarding a new collective bargaining agreement for months, and the two sides put the finishing touches on the new accord Wednesday. 

The Undefeated's Marc J. Spears and The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the NBA and NBPA agreed in principle to a new seven-year CBA. According to Wojnarowski, the deal includes a mutual opt-out clause in 2022. 

Sports Illustrated's Jeremy Woo provided a snapshot of the joint press release announcing the tentative agreement: 

Wojnarowski wrote that both the owners and players have to go through the process of ratifying the new CBA, but he classified those actions as a formality. 

NBA TV broke down the news shortly before the announcement was made: 

Citing sources, Wojnarowski reported the NBA will shorten the preseason and start the regular season a week earlier to help space out games and eliminate the number of back-to-backs teams play. 

He also reported that the economic tenets ...

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