With the amount of money being made by players and front offices, it would be in the League’s best interest to avoid a lockout after this season. The NBA and the NBA Players’ Association have been in talks to get a deal done as soon as possible and will reportedly meet this week to further negotiations.

From ESPN:

The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association have a meeting scheduled for Wednesday in New York — one day before the league’s annual Board of Governors session — as they inch closer to striking a new labor agreement, according to league sources.


The meeting is the latest signal, sources told ESPN.com, that a new deal to avoid a work stoppage is looming in the near future.


Sources say there is rising optimism on both sides of the bargaining table that the basic framework of a deal can be achieved as early as this month.

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