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Details of the NBA's latest proposal

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* no extend-and-trade * no sign-and-trade for teams that are paying luxury tax * less lucrative Bird rights * no player options for max deals * 4-year contract length (5 for Bird deals) * 3-/4-year midlevel exception * one contract amnesty per team * "stretch" multi-year expensing for contracts of cut players * etc. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/14/sports/basketball/what-nba-could-be-like-under-a-new-labor-deal.html?hp

Dave Checketts, former president of the Jazz and Knicks, said in an interview on ESPN 700 in Salt...

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Dave Checketts, former president of the Jazz and Knicks, said in an interview on ESPN 700 in Salt Lake City that he hears the players and owners have reached agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement. Checketts was recently hired as a consultant to Tom Gores, new owner of the Pistons. Checketts is known as being very close to David Stern.

via Real GM

Austin Daye interview on HoopsHype

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Austin Daye discusses playing in Russia, getting acclimated to Moscow, and hoping for a resolution to the NBA lockout. http://blogs.hoopshype.com/blogs/zarrabi/2011/11/10/austin-daye-im-eager-to-come-home/

NBA lockout: Michael Jordan v. the players

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A faction of 50 N.B.A. players is threatening to dissolve the union if it compromises further on player salaries. The league is facing an equivalent threat from a trenchant group of owners, who are vowing to oppose any deal that gives players more than 50 percent of revenue. The owners’ faction includes between 10 and 14 owners and is being led by Charlotte’s Michael Jordan, according to a person who has spoken with the owners. That group wanted the players’ share set no higher than 47 percent, and it was upset when league negotiators proposed a 50-50 split last month. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/05/sports/basketball/hard-line-factions-threaten-latest-nba-negotiations.html?hpw

The NBA standoff pits the elite vs. the elite

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Labor-management disputes test the two sides’ animal spirits and pain thresholds. The former favor the players, who — owners frequently forget this — have climbed to the narrow peak of their profession’s pyramid because they are ferocious competitors who loathe losing at anything. Owners, however, have higher pain thresholds because they have longer time horizons: They do not have short careers; they do have deep pockets. http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-nba-standoff-pits-the-elite-vs-the-elite/2011/10/13/gIQA2LkykL_story.html

NBA Lockout: If a contraction is on the table, would the league consider dropping Detroit?

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Not a chance. But this question was posed to DetroitBadBoys by Nate Timmons of DenverStiffs. Nate asked all 30 SB Nation NBA blogs to justify the existence of their own team and why they should or should not be considered in the event of a contraction. Yours truly spoke up for the Pistons.

Out-of-work NBA players back in college

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In recent years, Kenny Donaldson gently reminded some of UCLA’s former basketball stars that he could help them return to school to finish their degrees. As UCLA’s athletics assistant director of academic services, Donaldson hoped that any former Bruins who had left school early to play in the NBA would eventually find their way back to campus and work toward graduating. Thanks, in part, to the NBA lockout, Donaldson’s had a handful of players take him up on his offer this summer. UCLA’s American Popular Culture class now has four out-of-work NBA players – Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love, New Orleans Hornets forward Trevor Ariza and Cleveland Cavaliers guard Baron Davis – among its students. In addition, Milwaukee Bucks forward Luc Mbah a Moute is taking two classes this summer. Having begun their professional careers, all of the players are paying for their tuition and books. http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news?slug=mc-spears_nba_players_ucla_080911

AdWeek: NBA Lockout will cost networks billions

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"ESPN/ABC Sports and TNT stand to lose as much as $1.25 billion in ad sales revenue if the labor dispute negates the entire 2011-12 NBA campaign. Indeed, the NBA audience has become so valuable that the postseason inventory alone accounts for nearly a fifth of the full-season take. According to Kantar Media, ESPN/ABC and TNT took in $417.7 million in total ad sales revenue over the course of the 2010 NBA playoffs and finals. The going rate for a 30-second spot in the Celtics-Lakers series: $402,000 a pop."

The NBA lockout is here; Will Pistons fans notice?

Was Joe Dumars truly handcuffed the last two years, or was he subtly preparing fans for a third summer of inactivity? You be the judge.

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