The NBA is currently hard at work to make sure the athletes within the league are happy with the status of things.
In other words, the NBA is doing whatever it can to ensure that there isn’t a players’ strike next year.
ESPN Sources: The NBA and National Basketball Players Association are holding a preliminary meeting on the collective bargaining agreement in Boston today. Both can opt out of current deal in December, but sides are preparing for serious talks on a new CBA across coming months.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 8, 2022
The hard work continues: according to Adrian Wojnarowski, the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association held a meeting on the collective bargaining agreement.
Woj says that both sides are “preparing for serious talks on a new CBA across the coming months” and notes that either party can opt-out of the current deal in December.
However, as of now the chances of that happening seem unlikely.
The collective bargaining agreement is really what keeps the NBA and its players working together.
In order for the season to go on, both sides have to agree to the terms of the agreement.
It’s a contract like any other and you can imagine that there are a lot of moving parts and demands associated with it.
Yet, it sounds like both the NBA and National Basketball Players Association will work everything out and gives basketball fans a full season.
That stands in stark contrast to the MLB, which recently suffered through a lockout.
But the parties on both sides of negotiating within the NBA have a common goal – neither want a lockout or pause of the season.
The last time we had a lockout was back in the 2011-12 season, which was shortened from 82 games to 66 because a disagreement about terms delayed the start of the season to mid-December.
We don’t know what terms and sticking points the NBA and the Players Association will discuss but it seems like nothing will create a huge roadblock for them.