Reset Offer Lower than 47% BRI Split?
Determining if that is a bluff — (David) Stern talked of the “reset” offer a week ago, before meeting again and arriving at the current offer — is one of the union’s tasks. Gauging their chances for sweetening either offer, current or next, and enhancing the system issues that are unpalatable to them now is another.
Said Stern: “It’s never a take it-or-leave it offer at 47 percent with a flex cap. It could still be 46.5 [percent].”
Weighing the pros and cons of decertifying the union, or turning to a disclaimer-of-interest in which the NBPA basically recuses itself from negotiations, would be the players’ next big consideration.