By Paul Garcia, Project Spurs
For basketball fans, players, and owners around the world, Christmas Day will be much brighter this year, as the NBA has announced a tentative agreement in principle on November 26, 2011. After 15-hours of negotiations that began on “Black Friday,” both sides finally came to an agreement at approximately 3 A.M. in New York.
Though both sides didn’t get exactly what they wanted out of the negotiations, both are satisfied, as the owner’s were able to shrink the players’ initial Basketball Related Income (B.R.I) from 57 percent down to an estimated number between 50-51 percent.
There are still B-side issues like age limit, drug testing, D-League, etc to be discussed in future meetings when a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) will come into fruition.
As of now, here is a rundown of the potential new season:
Now, here’s a current rundown of the 12 Spurs under contract:
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