NBA Executives and Players Union to Continue Talks Monday

Nearly a month after the NBA faced its first work stoppage since 1998-1999, the league and Players Union have agreed to conduct their first lockout meeting.

Both sides will meet in New York City on August 1st, and will try to work towards a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. Although they are far apart on the major issues, an in-person meeting does show some sign of hope for NBA followers.

In their previous labor meeting, the Union proposed a six-year agreement in which they would cut their take of basketball-related income (BRI) from 57 percent to 54.6 percent; however, the owners want a 10 year agreement which consists of a hard salary cap.

Negotiations are still young, but hopefully both sides will continue to work together to sign a new deal before training camps are set to open.

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