“You can look at it and say the majority of owners don’t want a deal,” Mason told the New York Post. “But there are owners eager to get a deal done. At this moment they are overshadowed by a contingent of owners who are trying to get everything they want in a new CBA.”
Mason recognizes that Dolan is one of those owners who wants to get back to work and begin a quest for the NBA championship. However, the smaller market teams are still pushing for a new system in the NBA and they are willing to lose games so there can be a better competitive balance in the league.