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NBA Training Camps Postponed And 43 Preseason Games Canceled

NBA training camps have been postponed and 43 preseason games canceled due to no cba between owners and players.

NBA training camps have been postponed and 43 preseason games canceled due to no cba between owners and players.

The National Basketball Association announced on Friday that training camps have been postponed indefinitely, and 43 preseason games have been canceled.

Training camps were expected to begin on 3 October, with preseason games scheduled for 9-15 October, but a statement by Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver said “We have regretfully reached the point on the calendar where we are not able to open training camps on time and need to cancel the first week of preseason games. We will make further decisions as warranted.”

This was not unexpected, since the last meeting between the owners and the players ended on Thursday without a collective bargaining agreement, cba. However, both sides are hopeful that the regular season can be played in its entirety. The season is scheduled to begin 1 November.

The players were locked out by the NBA league on 1 July when the last labor agreement expired, and despite various meetings, no agreement has been reached by players and owners on how revenues should be split, or on how the salary cap should be structured. Under the last agreement players received 57 per cent of the basketball related revenue, but it has been reported that the owners want to reduce this to less than 50 per cent.

There are no new talks scheduled at this time, although both sides have said that they hope to meet for discussions next week. For the season to go ahead as scheduled, it is thought that an agreement needs to be in place by mid October at the latest.

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