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Sports NBA, union extend CBA opt-out deadline, sides reportedly split on season start

07:25  31 october  2020
07:25  31 october  2020 Source:   thescore.com

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Report: NBA and NBPA Extend CBA Termination Deadline Through September. The NBA and NBPA have reached an agreement to extend the window that allows the league to end the collective bargaining The deadline reportedly will be pushed back to September, which gives the NBA and

The NBA ’s current CBA extends through the 2023-24 season , with a mutual opt - out available after the 2022-23 season . So far, there has been no signal that the owners are In an ordinary year, the NBA and NBPA calculate the new salary cap between the end of the draft and the start of free agency.

The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association announced Friday an agreement to push back the notification deadline to Nov. 6 to opt out of the current collective bargaining agreement.

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The deadline had initially been Friday, but talks are reportedly ongoing between the two sides regarding a 2020-21 season plan.

It was reported this week the NBA would like to start a new 72-game season in December to recoup the TV money from its traditional Christmas Day schedule. Several players reportedly would prefer beginning the new campaign in January.

The idea of playing a schedule with less than 72 games in a potential January start hasn't been raised, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, who also reports there is "still a gulf" between the sides on a start date.

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  NBA is targeting start date of Dec. 22 for the 2020-21 season With a targeted start date of Dec. 22, the next NBA season would include 72 games and finish before the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games.The person requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the discussions.

The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association (the players’ union ) have been in constant negotiations since the league shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. At first, it was how to pull off the bubble and finish the season , now the focus has turned to next season . “Everything we’re doing

Sources: NBA deadline to scrap CBA extended . This extension allows the league and union to continue trying to resume the 2019-20 season this summer, salvaging some regular- season games, carrying out The NBA and NBPA share revenue on a 51-49 split of basketball -related income (BRI).

The NBA fears that delaying the start of the season until January could cost the league between $500 million and $1 billion in revenue losses next season and beyond, sources told Wojnarowski.

Starting the 2020-21 season in December would result in an offseason of just over two months and a hectic free agency period, which wouldn't likely commence until after the Nov. 18 draft.

If either side provides notice by Nov. 6, the existing CBA will terminate by Dec. 14.

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