Daily Knicks reported earlier that the NBA postponed the start of training camps and an unspecified number of pre-season games. We have just learned that the league has decided to cancel the first 43 pre-season games, Oct 9-Oct. 15, which means three Knicks games will be eliminated from there schedule.
The Knicks were expected to open their pre-season on Oct. 11 versus the Philadelphia 76ers, but that game along with their Oct. 13 match in Washington and their Oct. 15 game with Boston were all cancelled due to the lockout.
“We have regretfully reached the point on the calendar where we are not able to open training camps on time and need to cancel the first week of preseason games,” NBA deputy commissioner Adam Silver said. “We will make further decisions as warranted.”
NBA fans and workers in the myriad of arenas scattered around the nation are the hardest hit because of the lockout. The owners and union’s incapability to sign a new CBA is forcing the league to possibly forfeit an entire season. Perhaps after losing millions with the cancellation of 43 pre-season games, both sides will finally come to agreement.