NBA, NBPA Likely To Start New Collective Bargaining Round Due To COVID-19

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NBA, NBPA Likely To Start New Collective Bargaining Round Due To COVID-19 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:18 pm

The COVID-19 crisis and the suspension of the season will likely force the NBA and its players to have a completely unexpected round of collective bargaining in the coming weeks. The two sides will likely negotiate a change to the league calendar, temporary or permanent, as well as cap smoothing due to a decline of projected revenue. Other topics such as rules on entering the draft could also come into play.


"The NBA and the union are going to have to negotiate when they come back," said Brian Windhorst on his podcast. "They're going to have to open the collective bargaining agreement for simple things like changing the league year. The league year is going to change, but they're going to have to be concessions asked by the owners potentially and there are going to be some asks for the players.


"I believe we are heading for a bargaining session over the summer. The CBA, which was locked in for years, something like seven or eight years, I believe firmly is going to reopen over the summer. There are going to be certain things that can be negotiated. For example, if they're already opening the CBA about how to retrofit the NBA calendar or change the salary cap stuff, maybe they put one-and-done in there while they're doing it. There's going to be negotiations and horse trading. That is why the relationship between players and owners is something to watch right now. They're going to have to get agreement to start playing again. They're going to be outside their parameters that they've agreed to."

Via Brian Windhorst/ESPN

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Re: NBA, NBPA Likely To Start New Collective Bargaining Round Due To COVID-19 

Post#2 » by 12footrim » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:36 pm

Oh boy, millionaires with 10's of millions in the bank fighting billionaires.
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Re: NBA, NBPA Likely To Start New Collective Bargaining Round Due To COVID-19 

Post#3 » by DoctorDunc » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:56 pm

Do we really need a bunch of 18-20 year olds learning how to hoist three pointers on the fans dime in the name of development? Keep these kids in college or truly use the D-League.
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Re: NBA, NBPA Likely To Start New Collective Bargaining Round Due To COVID-19 

Post#4 » by MitchB3 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:09 pm

DoctorDunc wrote:Do we really need a bunch of 18-20 year olds learning how to hoist three pointers on the fans dime in the name of development? Keep these kids in college or truly use the D-League.


"Keep these kids in college..." Yeah, send them to the NCAA, where they will help NCAA make billions rather than going to the Pro's and helping themselves or family get out a bad situation.
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Re: NBA, NBPA Likely To Start New Collective Bargaining Round Due To COVID-19 

Post#5 » by xJumpManx » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:29 pm

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DoctorDunc wrote:Do we really need a bunch of 18-20 year olds learning how to hoist three pointers on the fans dime in the name of development? Keep these kids in college or truly use the D-League.


"Keep these kids in college..." Yeah, send them to the NCAA, where they will help NCAA make billions rather than going to the Pro's and helping themselves or family get out a bad situation.


If they are good enough to play in the NBA they should be allowed to come straight to the Pros.
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Post#6 » by d-train » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:00 pm

I think we will see a force majeure amendment. There will be no permanent changes or salary smoothing. Simply because, both sides will want the changes to favor their side and agreement isn't going to happen. There are changes that are needed because of the China coronavirus that benefit both sides. These are the changes that will be made.
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Re: NBA, NBPA Likely To Start New Collective Bargaining Round Due To COVID-19 

Post#7 » by d-train » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:11 pm

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MitchB3 wrote:
DoctorDunc wrote:Do we really need a bunch of 18-20 year olds learning how to hoist three pointers on the fans dime in the name of development? Keep these kids in college or truly use the D-League.


"Keep these kids in college..." Yeah, send them to the NCAA, where they will help NCAA make billions rather than going to the Pro's and helping themselves or family get out a bad situation.


If they are good enough to play in the NBA they should be allowed to come straight to the Pros.

It shouldn't matter how good they are. They should be able to market themselves. We aren't a free country if the no-talent jealous majority can deny the few super-talented from participating in the market. Actually, the few super wealthy billionaire owners shouldn't be allowed to use the stupid jealous majority to enhance their bargaining position against the super-talented in the labor pool.
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Post#8 » by DoctorDunc » Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:24 pm

I’m not against the players right to play in the NBA at whatever age. I am pointing out a flawed system where these kids who have not yet developed NBA skills play a ton of NBA games in the name of “development”. This does not happen in any other professional sport. The losers are the fans. NBA teams don’t give away tickets and cable TV is not free. It’s fine to draft on potential and for a young man to get paid on potential. A better system would allow for the kid to get paid his $7mm playing in the D-League for a couple of years or make the decision to stay in college for another year or two. There are very few Luca Doncic’s. There are usually 20 of these guys drafted in the first round. The NBA could learn a lesson from baseball.
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Post#9 » by IkeDoIt » Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:28 pm

They should be trying to establish no marijuana punishments like the rest of the Major Leagues
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Post#10 » by Revived » Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:59 pm

IkeDoIt wrote:They should be trying to establish no marijuana punishments like the rest of the Major Leagues

They already hardly ever penalize for marijuana unless you just completely abuse it and smoke 24/7 like Michael Beasley or something.

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