CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header

Mavericks

Effort Seems There In NBA Talks, But Is Time?

View Comments
Dallas Mavericks
Read More
Mavericks Central
Shop for Mavericks Gear
Buy Mavericks Tickets

NBA Scoreboard
NBA Standings
Team STATS
Team Schedule
Team Roster
Team Injuries

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up

NEW YORK (AP)  NBA owners and players are scheduled to meet again Tuesday, a session that Commissioner David Stern indicated would be critical in gauging whether a new collective bargaining agreement can be reached before the current deal expires June 30.

After Friday’s session, both parties left believing the commitment to getting a deal done is there, yet unsure if there’s enough time to avoid a lockout.

Although contract guarantees are no longer a hang-up, major disagreements remain.

Players argue that the current system doesn’t need an overhaul. Owners disagree and seek a hard salary cap system and a reduction of contract lengths, all part of their desire to slash player costs by about one-third, about $750 million of the approximately $2.1 billion spent on player salaries and benefits last season.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

View Comments