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Players Union Has No Intention to Opt-Out of CBA; But League Might

The players union does not intend to opt out of the current collective-bargaining agreement, NBPA executive director Tamika Tremaglio said, via Shams Charania of The Athletic.NBA Logo

But the league itself could potentially do so in June, NBA commissioner Adam Silver suggested.

The league or union has until Friday at midnight opt out of the current CBA. That date, which has already been extended twice this season, could potentially be extended again.

“The March 31st deadline is an important benchmark, and we are doing everything in our power to reach an agreement with the league,” Tremaglio wrote in a statement, via Charania. “If we don’t have a deal and the league decides to opt out, it will be disappointing considering all the work both sides have put into the negotiations, and the fair nature of our requests. As far as our fans are concerned, it will be business as usual. Games will continue uninterrupted. The NBPA, however, does not intend to opt out.”

Silver spoke to reporters on Wednesday and said a gap remains in bargaining ahead of the opt-out day.

“Still a lot to go in the next few days,” Silver said of negotiations, adding that it could come down to the very deadline, via Mike Vorkunov of The Athletic

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