Full Bargaining Committees Return Tuesday
A pivotal stretch in the NBA lockout begins Tuesday, when full bargaining committees return to the table.
That could move players and owners closer to a new labor deal, but it also could send things in the wrong direction with time running down if more voices in the room leads to discord.
Any setback now would diminish hopes of the preseason opening without delay.
“The reality is our training camp would be scheduled to start on Oct. 3rd I believe, and so if there’s any intention of trying to get that started on time, then we both have to figure some things out very quickly,” players’ association president Derek Fisher of the Lakers said last week. “That’s just the reality of the situation.”
The process toward getting a new collective bargaining agreement seems to have gotten back on track after three meetings in the past two weeks between top negotiators from each side.