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Progress on B-list; on-time vote expected

Posted on: December 5, 2011 12:30 pm
NEW YORK -- Negotiators have made significant progress on secondary issues that must be finalized before the new collective bargaining agreement can be ratified and are confident the process will be completed in time for both sides to vote on the deal this week, a person briefed on the process told

Lawyers for the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association have pared the list of outstanding items to about 50, down from about 250 when the process began Friday, the person said. Among the more important B-list issues, it remains likely that the age limit for draft eligibility will be unchanged and is expected to be revisited at a later date when there is time for more thorough discussion. The two sides also are still negotiating the language on a new drug-testing policy and a provision by which teams will be able to shuttle players back and forth to the NBA Development League.

Player reps from all 30 teams will be in New York Wednesday to discuss details of the new deal. Players and the league's Board of Governors are scheduled to vote eletronically on Thursday, with training camps and free agency slated to open Friday.

Since: Jul 9, 2008
Posted on: December 5, 2011 4:39 pm

Progress on B-list; on-time vote expected

What did they do or say about College Players?

Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: December 5, 2011 3:06 pm

Progress on B-list; on-time vote expected

Headline reads, CBA nears as negotations progress. Why do they have to negotiate? I thought this was a done deal?

If they somehow reneg on this deal and it doesn't get done, they are going to lose even more of there fanbase.  

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