Anyhow, a few tweets coming in regarding the likely outcome of this case. Some from "sources", others are reaction to Stern's recent comments about the issue in a press conference from the last half hour or so.....
Alan Hahn: Stern expects quick result in Bird Rights arbitration and sounded confident the ruling will favor NBA. In other words, bad news for Knicks. about 14 minutes ago
Al Iannazzone: NBA commissioner David Stern expects a quick decision on the Lin-Novak hearing and he belives the league will win. about 11 minutes ago
Jared Zwerling: Was told by a source familiar w/ the Early Bird Rights hearing that the players' union (meaning the #Knicks as well) will NOT win the case.
Mostly speculation and rumors at this point, but assuming they're correct about the NBA winning in the Bird-Rights of waived player case, what baring would this have on the Blazers cap space and JJ Hickson?