Terry: We Have to Have a Deal That’s Fair
As the Dallas Mavericks’ player representative, Jason Terry is kept abreast of the ongoing NBA labor talks as close as anyone not in the negotiating room.
He’s optimistic basketball will be played this season and the Mavericks will get their chance to defend their NBA title. But he’s also cautious not to expect too much out of this week’s bargaining sessions with a federal mediator that began with a 16-hour meeting Tuesday in New York and continued Wednesday.
“We’ve got to come to some sort of agreement, an agreement that’s fair,” Terry said. “We can’t just sign a deal just to save the season. We’ve got to try to have one that’s fair and leaves the game in a better state. If you look at last season, the whole NBA is on the rise.
“It shows you something has to be done. Nobody, not the owners or the players, wants to see us not have a season. That’s the last thing on our agenda.”