While NBPA vice presidenthas over the potential for a new collective bargaining agreement being struck in the near future, all hope isn't lost just yet.
"High-level sources" in both the National Basketball Association and National Basketball Players Association toldSaturday that they're "optimistic" a new CBA will be struck late next week.
Control over licensing and player likenesses is putting negotiations at a standstill, sources told, who added that the NBA's union has wanted that control for quite some time.
The belief, though, is that a deal will be made at some point prior to the Dec. 15 opt-out date, according to.
“They’re at the three-yard line,” said one of his sources.
Some of the provisions in the updated CBA would reportedly include a shorter preseason, a "significantly higher" rookie contract scale, changes to the league's drug policy, and two-way D-League contracts.
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