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  1. Andrew Bynum's clever deal

    Henry Abbott

    Cavaliers center Andrew Bynum has been a so-so player at best, but in the new CBA his contract has special value -- because now even the richest teams feel financial pressure, and his deal offers relief. ...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  2. The NBA's banned performance enhancers

    Henry Abbott

    As TrueHoop digs into the issue of performance-enhancing drugs and the NBA, one of the most basic questions is: What substances are banned? The list was long even before growing in the 2011 NBA collective bargaining agreement. By the rules of that...

    Blog | November 09, 2012
  3. NBA -- Jeremy Lin Six Degrees Of Separation, Poison Pill

    Henry Abbott

    How the new CBA played a big role in the Knicks' decision to part with Jeremy Lin.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2012
  4. Mark Cuban doesn't love the new CBA

    Henry Abbott

    In a chat with Freakonomics, the owner of the Mavericks addressed all kinds of things. Two, in particular, had to do with the league office. In one he was asked about the state of refereeing. Cuban responded: Trust me, I'm still working hard to h...

    Blog | February 07, 2012
  5. Owners on David Stern's CBA

    Henry Abbott

    In today's New York Times, Mark Heisler reports on an exchange, between Clippers owner Donald Sterling and NBA commissioner David Stern, from the early days of the NBA labor negotiations: Several people in the room, none of whom wanted to be quoted ...

    Blog | December 23, 2011
  6. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Bucks owner Herb Kohl essentially confirms his role as a hawk in CBA talks, and seems a little bitter the league did not get a franchise player tag or a hard cap. But, as quoted by Jeremy Schmidt of Bucksketball, he's happy about the bottom line: "Mo...

    Blog | December 12, 2011
  7. Orlando Magic waive Gilbert Arenas

    Henry Abbott

    From ESPN.com news services: ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Magic announced Friday that they are using a new collective bargaining agreement amnesty provision to release guard Gilbert Arenas. • Read the full story here » • To see doze...

    Blog | December 09, 2011
  8. NBA commissioner David Stern hints at retirement

    Henry Abbott

    In announcing a new collective bargaining agreement, commissioner David Stern also predicted it would be the final NBA labor deal before he steps down.

    Story | Conversation | December 08, 2011
  9. NBA eliminates some annoyances

    Henry Abbott

    The new CBA has some nice little surprise Christmas presents for NBA fans. Ric Bucher reports on an end to some of the sport's most manipulative plays: "Rip-through" moves, in which an offensive player swings the ball into a defender's outstretch...

    Blog | December 08, 2011
  10. In the cafeteria of superstars

    Henry Abbott

    Fans in Cleveland, Orlando, New Orleans and the like are mad at the idea that even in the new CBA superstars can just up and move if they want to. Fans pour in all that money and love, for all those years, and poof, just like that. The title hopes, t...

    Blog | December 07, 2011
  11. The winners and losers of a new CBA

    Henry Abbott

    The NBA season will happen after all, thanks to a handshake deal struck in New York between David Stern's NBA and what remains of Billy Hunter's players association. As the dust settles after one of the NBA's more cantankerous episodes, here's an ...

    Blog | November 26, 2011
  12. The ending: Bad, or ugly?

    Henry Abbott

    These CBA talks have had several memorable blowups, perhaps the most spectacular of which came a month ago, with the Oct. 4 Kevin Garnett show, which coincided with David Stern's showy display of the league's willingness to give players half of all b...

    Blog | November 03, 2011
  13. The NBA clings to a fragile position

    Henry Abbott

    Give them credit, they have been consistent. The NBA owners have always said that they want two things from a new CBA: To adjust player salaries so that owners stop losing money, and to change some other aspects of the league's financial underpinn...

    Blog | October 20, 2011
  14. NBA lockout -- David Stern on starting season on time says everyt...

    Henry Abbott

    Both sides in the NBA labor negotiations agree that if the owners and players do not make significant progress in CBA talks soon, then logistics will dictate that the scheduled Nov. 1 start of the regular season will become impossible.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2011
  15. What kind of business are the Nets in?

    Henry Abbott

    In a must-read story on Grantland, Malcolm Gladwell uses the Nets as an example of how an NBA team's business role can have almost nothing to do with what's at the crux of the current CBA debate: Basketball revenues. Gladwell tells the tale of Bru...

    Blog | September 26, 2011
  16. The hard part of the hard cap

    Henry Abbott

    The good bet was always that, for all the talk about hard caps and draft picks and age limits, these CBA talks were really about dollars. And if the league and the players association could agree on how to carve up the revenue pie, everything else wo...

    Blog | September 13, 2011