Report: NBA and NBPA agree to extend CBA withdrawal deadline to November 9

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The NBA and NBPA have extended the deadline for each party to terminate the collective agreement to November 9, Shams Charania of Athletic reports.

The deadline was set for Friday at midnight Eastern Time, but has been extended several times since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March. If either party chooses to invoke the exclusion clause, the current CBA will end in mid-December, days before the league’s planned return.

On Thursday, the NBPA players’ leadership voted to tentatively agree to the league’s plan to start the 2020-21 season on December 22, with training camps opening on December 1 and each team playing 72 games. Despite the deal, the two sides continue to negotiate other details, including escrow payments, the salary cap and important calendar dates. Before the game can resume, the ABC will need to be adjusted to reflect the many rule changes agreed upon, giving the negotiations some urgency.

With files from The Associated Press.



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