from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
Seven or eight unresolved issues remain, sources say, the three most meaningful ones being the second-year cap, the length of player contacts and the players’ pension.
Are we really going to see a season canceled over those remaining issues? Or if a season is canceled, is it more because of the dysfunctional dynamic that exists between both sides in negotiation?
Did I mention this was the most embarrassing and irrational sports labor negotiation in history?
Logic dictates a deal will get done, given what little separates both sides. But logic has been benched for long periods of this sordid game.
from Helene Elliott of the LA Times,
The next few days' negotiations between the league and the players' association will determine whether there will be an abbreviated season or if the only victories at stake will be won in courtrooms. An ominous tone crept in Thursday, when two small-group sessions produced no real pro...