Whether or not this has to with the ongoing lockout, we can’t say for certain. What we do know is that the League wants to reduce costs by $50 million in all areas. AP reports: “The NBA has laid off about 114 people over the last two days, planned cost-cutting moves that a league spokesman says are ‘not a direct result of the lockout.’ The laid off employees represent about 11 percent of the league office workforce in New York, New Jersey and internationally.”