G League players and the National Basketball Players Association are having serious discussions about unionizing.
The NBPA met with select G League players last season at the annual Showcase in Las Vegas as an introduction and informational practice.
A formal vote on the G League players union would take place after the Showcase.
“We support the players’ right to unionize,” G League president Shareef Abdur-Rahim told The Athletic. “We view this as a positive thing and are looking to continue to grow our league for the players to develop and accomplish their dreams.”
Agents and players hope unionizing would result in increased salaries for players, freedom of player movement, work benefits, and having a voice on their behalf on issues of discipline and contract structures.